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Classic Stingray - 2-tone / rose board - rare??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass-only, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Fellow TB'ers!

    I've got a BEAUTIFUL Music Man Classic Stingray 4, in the 2-tone (or tobacco burst) finish - with a rose board.

    Are these "rare?"
    Are these hard to find?

    Considering selling it - while it's still in MINT condition. :)

    Any info would be helpful!

    Thanks, all!
    Bob
     
  2. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    a few photos of the bass...

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  3. Chrome Dome

    Chrome Dome Chrome Dome Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2013
    Piqua,Ohio 45356
    Need to post price?
     
  4. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Not looking to sell it (yet) - just wondering if it was a rare version of the Classic series of Stingrays. :)
     
  5. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Any comments? opinions?

    All I know is that I haven't seen one of these for sale here in a LONG time. :)
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Perhaps relatively rare, but its value will not really go down by playing it for a little while. EBMM and Fender raise their prices every year, so you will only stand to sell it for more in the future most likely. If you like it, play it. If not, sell it?

    Looks great though.
     
  7. hasbeen

    hasbeen

    Sep 23, 2004
    Disclosures:
    Vice President, KMC Music Inc.
    it is not rare. Rosewood boards aren't as common as maple on Rays, but since they can be ordered, it isn't going to add to the value if you sell
     
  8. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I wouldn't consider myself a MM expert, but seen a lot of classics and not one rw board one.
     
  9. hasbeen

    hasbeen

    Sep 23, 2004
    Disclosures:
    Vice President, KMC Music Inc.
    MF has one in stock now.
     
  10. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    I believe the "newer" ones have a 3-tone burst.

    Is the TWO-tone burst - rare or discontinued.

    Thanks for the comments, folks!
     
  11. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    What year was this "rare" instrument made?
     
  12. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    I'll need to find out - but I believe it's the first or second year - of the Classic Stingrays.
     
  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I don't believe it's rare in a way that's going to add value to it.
     
  14. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Gotcha!

    Thanks, all - for the help!
     
  15. hasbeen

    hasbeen

    Sep 23, 2004
    Disclosures:
    Vice President, KMC Music Inc.
    Right now, on Bass Central, they have that very bass. Two tone. It isn't rare.
     
  16. Ernie Ball have changed the colour options for the Classics a few times, so they'll all be "relatively" rare - beyond the black and whites.
     
  17. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    I say post it on eBay for 5k. Hey, ya never know. :bag:
     
  18. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Not especially rare, but a great-looking bass. I got a Mint Green/rosewood Classic the first year they were offered. All of the colors offered that year were available with a rosewood or maple option. The colors available, if I remember correctly, were these shown below. I'm probably forgetting some though:

    Vintage Sunburst
    Mint Green
    Coral
    Powder Blue
    Ivory White
    and another, "whiter-white"
    Black

    I got mine new for a killer price, and several of the colors were unavailable. Had they all been in stock, I would have probably gotten Ivory White/rosewood; Vintage Sunburst/rosewood; or Mint Green/maple. But alas, they were not in stock, so I "settled" for the Mint Green/rosewood. I was afraid that if I ordered one not in stock they'd yank the sale price offer; so I snagged one quickly.
     
  19. That was my thought. Given you can get any body colour with any neck combination in their catalog, there's really no "rare" combination.
     



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