Here we have a Musicman StingRay, Bass 1976 1st Issue in Tobacco Sunburst. The Stingray model, especially the first issues with through body strings, are some of a small handful of iconic basses that would inarguably be on our bass wall poster. This 1977 model is an example of the original Stingray Bass. Released first in 1976, this Stingray Bass has specifications not seen before on a factory produced guitar, like the active 9-volt battery-powered preamp with 2-band EQ. It also has a mega sized single hum-bucking pickup near the bridge giving it a punchy trebly sound, the 3+1 headstock, and the now we’ll recognised roundish pick-guard. This bass despite its similarities to the Fender P, plays quite differently and users of the Stingray will know why. Excellent but very heavy guitar, lives in its case.