First Stingray.....

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  1. Yorick

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  2. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    Actually, it says it's the 'firts' ever.
     
  3. Caca de Kick

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    Yes, the Leo started production with serial B001000.

    Yikes! 11,500.00 GBP = 18,233.12 USD :eek:

    From the preEB registry list:
    X00205..1976. "X" denotes a prototype. See pics at page 9 of 1976 MM Catalogue. Black with maple. White pg. Plastic "radio" Knobs'.
    B001000..First production model MM serial number. Reference "Fender The Inside Story" by Forrest White. Production commences June 1976. Natural with Flamed Maple. White pg. Black PUP. Knurled metal knobs.
    B001001..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001002..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001003..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001004..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001005..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001006..1976. Given as a set (Bass and Guitar) to one of six Music Man sales reps at that time. Natural with Maple.
    B001007..1976. From June NAMM Show 1976. Came in a set which included a Guitar (set number 7...see above). Natural with Maple.
    B001008..1976. Natural with Maple. Black pg. White PUP. "Radio" knobs latter replaced with metal. Presented to Carle Radle by Eric Clapton and used during 1977 tour of Japan.
     
  4. Oracle

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    that's what I call a collector's item.
     
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    I'm going to have to check the bus routes before I go sell my car to buy that. My car is just going to go down in value, so what the hell, right?
     
  7. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's probably worth that if it can be verified. There's only one "first ever" bass.
     
  8. bobbybass85

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    +1 to this. Although I'd be terrified to pull the pg off for fear of finding a second route for another pickup :bawl:
     
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    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm predicting this ends up in a glass case in the lobby of MusicMan.
     
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    It says its been in the Hollywood Guitar Center since Forest's death so I'd assume if MM wanted it they'd have already done it.
    But you never know.

    That's certainly a cool bass, and you're right, there is only ever, one first ever-EVER-FOREVER & EVER!
     
  11. P. Aaron

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    Nice looking bass but I still prefer new stuff.:D
     
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    That neck... Orgasmic... If I had the money I would pay that for it. Hell I would pay 21k.
     
  13. thiocyclist

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    Rickenbacker made the "first Stingray" or at least its direct ancestor. It's in their factory's instrument library/museum.
     
  14. musicman666

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    That bass is screaming for some mojo.....I would totally rock that bass!
     
  15. DeliriumTremens

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    I think the direct ancestor of the Stingray is the Precision Bass...
     
  16. DeliriumTremens

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    here's the original prototype

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