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

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  1. Bass-only

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    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
     
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    a few photos of the bass...

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    Need to post price?
     
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    Not looking to sell it (yet) - just wondering if it was a rare version of the Classic series of Stingrays. :)
     
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    Any comments? opinions?

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

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    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.
     
  8. hasbeen

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    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
     
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    I wouldn't consider myself a MM expert, but seen a lot of classics and not one rw board one.
     
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    MF has one in stock now.
     
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    I believe the "newer" ones have a 3-tone burst.

    Is the TWO-tone burst - rare or discontinued.

    Thanks for the comments, folks!
     
  12. Slowgypsy

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    What year was this "rare" instrument made?
     
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    I'll need to find out - but I believe it's the first or second year - of the Classic Stingrays.
     
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    I don't believe it's rare in a way that's going to add value to it.
     
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    Gotcha!

    Thanks, all - for the help!
     
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    Right now, on Bass Central, they have that very bass. Two tone. It isn't rare.
     
  17. i_got_a_mohawk

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    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.
     
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    I say post it on eBay for 5k. Hey, ya never know. :bag:
     
  19. Jeff K

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    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.
     
  20. awilkie84

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    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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