People often classify Fender basses/guitars by various eras of production and use this to draw general conclusion about the desirability, quality or price of the instrument. Examples would be Pre-CBS, Late 60s/Early 70s, 70s boat anchors, 80's Fullerton, 2000 AVRIs, etc etc. I was wondering the same thing about Muiscman, especially the Stingray bass which has been around since the 70s. Also the Stingray 5 turned 30 this year. Question: It seem like this is much less the case with Musicman. Other than Leo Fender era Stingrays being desirable due to their vintage, are there notable differences in production years for Musicman/Stingrays? Does an 80s or 90s era have more cache, better production/more "handmadeness" than a contemporary example or are they all pretty homogeneous and uniform? There is no custom shop version of any of these basses lauding and hearkening back to some golden era of production like we see with Fender. Are these truly utilitarian, egalitarian, and standardized instruments across the years of production?