This is a 1978/80 pre Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray bass. Serial Number is B009610. This bass is in excellent condition for 32 years old. The body is a 3 tone sunburst with white pickguard. Everything appears to be all original and in excellent condition. The pickguard may or may not be the original. I don't know that white was offered in 1978. The neck is maple with a rosewood fretboard. Extremely rare as most from this era were maple. The body date is Nov 2, 1978 and the neck date is May 21, 1980. The neck may or may not be the original neck that was on this bass. However, since they are only 18 months apart, it is possible that this could have been assembled at the factory. All the pots are original and in great working order. The preamp is Epoxied. The bass plays great and sounds even better. The guitar tech in town said the neck was in beautiful shape. The truss rod works well and the frets still have life in them. They appear to be the original. This will ship with the original torpedo case in good, but banged up condtion. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290426460591&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT $2100.00 Shipped UPS 2nd Day Air.