After YEARS of wanting one, I finally broke down and snagged one off of ebay. everyone has THE bass for which they have longed. Many tend toward the Foderas, MTDs, etc. of the world (and for good reason, obviously), but the Stingray has always been "the one" for me. It's a nice transparent cherry finish (shows the wood grain) with rosewood fingerboard. Paid $650.00. pics attached.