Music Man Sabre Finish Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Saint, May 5, 2003.

  1. Saint


    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    Anyone know what the pre-EB Music Man Sabres or Stingrays were coated with? I'm particularly talking about the maple necks with maple fretboards.
    I just brought a used, fairly beat up one. It sounds and feels great, but looks like somebody put it through the ringer. Tried to strip it and de-fret it with all the surgical skills of a lobotomized butcher.
    I want to do some restoration work or have some done, but I'm curious as to what made up that butterscotch-like finish.

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Ps - I'm also looking for a pickguard, since the current one is actually a Stingray pickguard and doesnt fully fit the bass.
  2. beefhaus2000


    Sep 25, 2002
    New Jersey
  3. Saint


    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    Thanks much befhaus2000 -you are a gentleman, scholar, and life-saver!