MusicMan Basses: Stingray Sterling & Bongo

By the early 1980's, Ernie and Sterling felt that the market was ready for a finely crafted, American made electric guitar, even though most guitars were being manufactured in Japan, Korea, and Mexico. They believed that with a union of modern technology along with old world craftsmanship they could successfully build high-quality electric guitars and basses in the USA.

In 1984, the Music Man company was for sale. It's solid reputation for professional electric basses and amplifiers was well known. Leo Fender made the instruments and Tom Walker built the amps. Sterling had even been involved in the design of Music Man's most successful instrument, the StingRay bass.

Ernie Ball purchased Music Man in the fall of 1984, and Sterling began to assemble a roster of top artists, designers and craftsmen to develop new Music Man models. Call (845-567-0111) or email ( igs55@aol.com ) for availablity and ordering details.



MusicMan Stingray 4
MusicMan Stingray 4

MusicMan Stingray 5
MusicMan Stingray 5

MusicMan Sterling
MusicMan Sterling


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