I stumbled across a late 70's MM Stingray in a local store today. a 79 I think, I'm not sure of the exact date. It was beautifull!! Natural finish, maple board, black pickguard, all orignal, minty fresh condition. I forced myself to leave the store, before I did something drastic. Needless to say GAS is flaring up right now. He was asking $1800...this seems pretty high. More than I want to pay, thats for sure. I'm sure I could work something out with the guy. What is a reasonable price to pay?