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
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.
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