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The 2018 Stingray RS features a brand new roasted figured maple neck with ebony, rosewood or maple fingerboard (fingerboard option depends on body color). The StingRay RS retains all original specifications including vintage spec humbucking pickups, a super smooth modern tremolo system, and offset lightweight African mahogany body. The sound is big and bold when needed but smooth as glass if desired thanks to the perfectly voiced custom pickups. 3-way switch accesses versatile coil combinations while oversized 4 over 2 headstock with straight string pull provides superior tuning stability. Flawless craftsmanship throughout makes the Stingray a perfect culmination of old-world aesthetics and styling with modern design and playability. Also new for 2018 are three new finish options - Vintage Turquoise, Firemist Silver, and Stealth Black with ebony fretboard and matte black finished maple neck.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Vintage Turquoise

Firemist Silver

Ivory White

Charcoal Frost

Vintage Sunburst

Coral Red

Stealth Black

Your Custom Options:

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Pickguard:
Hardware:

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Ernie Ball Music Man Alnico 5 humbuckers
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Modern Classic tremolo

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MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications StingRay RS
Model StingRay RS
Size 14-1/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 39-1/4" long (35.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 99.7 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 15 oz (3.6 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood African mahogany
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Firemist Silver, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, Coral Red, Stealth Black
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Parchment (Firemist Silver, Vintage Turquoise, or Coral Red); Mint (Ivory White); Shell (Vintage Sunburst or Charcoal Frost); Matte Black (Stealth)
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Roasted figured maple on all except the Stealth Black (standard maple)
Fingerboard Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost); Ebony (Stealth)
Fret Markers 1/4" Black or White Face dots
Neck Finish Hand rubbed oil and wax finish on all but Stealth Black, which features an ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Chrome plated aluminum control cover (Black on Stealth)
Controls 500kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickups HH - 2 Music Man® custom wound humbucking with chrome covers (Black on Stealth)
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Specifications StingRay RS
Model StingRay RS
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Size 14-1/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 39-1/4" long (35.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 99.7 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 15 oz (3.6 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood African mahogany
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Firemist Silver, Ivory White, Vintage Sunburst, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, Coral Red, Stealth Black
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Parchment (Firemist Silver, Vintage Turquoise, or Coral Red); Mint (Ivory White); Shell (Vintage Sunburst or Charcoal Frost); Matte Black (Stealth)
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Roasted figured maple on all except the Stealth Black (standard maple)
Fingerboard Roasted Figured Maple (Vintage Turquoise, Vintage Sunburst,); Rosewood ( Ivory White, Coral Red Red, or Charcoal Frost); Ebony (Stealth)
Fret Markers 1/4" Black or White Face dots
Neck Finish Hand rubbed oil and wax finish on all but Stealth Black, which features an ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Chrome plated aluminum control cover (Black on Stealth)
Controls 500kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickups HH - 2 Music Man® custom wound humbucking with chrome covers (Black on Stealth)
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Why register?

Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


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