SOLD 1988 Music Man Stingray (Trade for RW boarded Ray)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MojaveVox, Dec 23, 2021.


  1. MojaveVox

    MojaveVox

    Apr 30, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Price:
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    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Virginia
    Country:
    United States
    Quite likely I won't find what i'm looking for, but it never hurts to try. I'm looking to trade my 1988 "transitional" Stingray with a highly figured curly maple neck/fingerboard for another late 80's-early 90's Ray with the same, or similar features (4 bolt neck plate, bullet truss-rod, skunk striped neck, classic bridge with mutes) and a rosewood fingerboard. As much as I've tried, I just can't really get on with maple boards for some trivial reason. Color of the bass doesn't matter all that much to me, and while I do prefer 2 band Rays, i'm not opposed to 3 band. Keep in mind i'm looking exclusively for rosewood boarded late 80's-early 90's Stingrays and nothing else for this bass, not interested in selling unfortunately so please refrain from asking.
    Thanks!
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  2. maxschrek

    maxschrek Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN.
    Could you possibly find a competent luthier near you who could make a copy of your neck with a rosewood board? That way you could keep your bass and switch out necks while still having the original on hand.
     
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  3. MojaveVox

    MojaveVox

    Apr 30, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    That's certainly a possibility, but i'm such a stickler when it comes to the originality of instruments that it wouldn't feel right to me to have an aftermarket neck on it, and don't get me wrong, I love this bass and can tolerate the maple board, maybe it'll grow on me some more in the future, but I just thought it'd be worth a shot to put this out there in case someone felt the same about their rosewood Ray.
     
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  4. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    I'm considering this.. I have an '87 Trans Red/RW 3band. I've been gravitating to maple boards. If not complete instrument swaps, may consider just the necks. Also, I'm right here in Chesterfield, right off of Chippenham & Belmont. With Christmas and the unfortunate passing of a friend yesterday, things are going to be a little iffy over the next few days...but lets get together in a PM.
     

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