The good people at Ishibashi sent me this old Bacchus Grooveline. I reckon it’s early to mid-2000’s. I’ve been looking for a Stingray with a J neck size for a while and this really fits the bill. It’s a dinky J ash body, weight is a sweet 3.5kg. Maple neck with with blocks and binding is always a winner.
It’s a fixer upper and that was reflected in the price, but these Handmade logo’d Bacchii are always superbly built and the pickups are amazing. Such is the case here, it’s a really good player, even with a duff fret job, old strings and that criminal bbot bridge in place of the Deviser Tune-o-matic. What were they thinking?
I will sort out that crack and replace the bridge and broken tuner. I’m thinking of stripping what is left of the finish and refinishing in an emerald green stain. The previous owner had fingernails like Wolverine, by the looks of it. I’ll also sort out the frets, a level, crown and dress awaits.
Anyone know where a man can buy Gotoh tuner buttons?
Here I have a beautiful Musicman Stingray in translucent Teal Blue.
The neck and board are maple with some light birds eye maple figuring that give it some extra cool points especially up close.
Made in USA, California, this is a perfect representation of what a Musicman Stingray is and should be!
Official Musicman hardcase and also a lovely Levys gun bag style bass case made in Canada back when they used to make them for Musicman.
The weight is 4.1kg
I'm open to trades, looking for something traditional and ideally 5 string (fender usa jazz, precision, lakland) but I'm open to offers of anything so try me.
MUSIC MAN (ERNIE BALL) StingRay 5 fretted with a rare one piece light ash body and the "shell" pickguard.
For sale only as I'm thinning down the herd (again).
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1175 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : one piece light ash body
Neck : 6 screws bolt-on maple
Fingerboard : rosewood
Frets : 22 (no wear)
Headstock : typical Music Man 4 + 1 shape
Pickup : Music Man AlNiCo
Preamp : Music Man 3 bands with 3 positions switch
Controls : volume, treble, mid, bass, 3 positions switch (series/series filtered/parallel)
Tuners : Music Man
Bridges : Music Man
Strings spacing at bridge : 17.5 mm
Nut : bone
Strings spacing at nut : 9.5 mm
Knobs : original black metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : chrome
Truss rod : 1 (fully working)
Finish : natural gloss slightly yellowed with original shell pickguard
Land of craftsmanship : USA
Serial number : E29111
Year : 15th of March 2002
Weight : 4.3 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original Music Man StingRay hard case (which was still a paid option in 2002).
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this bass because I'm thinning down the herd as I've just acquired a Status S2 Classic 5 headed fretless, which suits my taste better than any fretted bass.
Here is the link to the StingRay 5 page : https://www.music-man.co.uk/instruments/basses/stingray-5
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has a new battery and is fitted with a brand new set of D'Addario EXL170-5 nickel round wound strings (45 - 65 - 80 - 100 - 130), which fit the bass to perfection.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with the very few scratches, the most "important" ones being on the headstock (bloody low ceilings).
Stunning looking Bongo IMO the best colour Orange Pearl, In great condition and with the obligatory Ding on the headstock. Comes with a Hiscox hard case. 4 band EQ sounds quite unique and cuts through in any setting.
I can post no problem and Local collection in responsible manner is quite Ok.
Not looking for trades and I’m in Chorley 20 miles North of Manchester.