1980 Musicman Stingray Bass

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In 1980 the neck was available a a rosewood fretboard option with pearloid dot fret markers in addition to the solid maple neck with black dots. Another available option was an "A" width neck (1 1/2" wide at nut).

Other 1980 Stingray characteristics: "Pre Ernie" logo with gold lettering and ® mark, hex truss rod adjust at headstock, phillips screw tuners engraved with "Musicman" name and logo, date ink stamp on neck butt, date ink stamp in body neck pocket, 3 bolt neckplate with logo and Tilt Adjust, black/white/black oval pickguard, 8 pole humbucker pickup, 3 knurled chrome knobs and input jack on chrome controls plate, CTS potentiometers, non epoxy covered preamp, chrome 4 saddle bridge including foam string mutes, serial number and engraved "Musicman" name, 2 screw chrome battery cover on body back, string through grommets on body back, Sunburst, Natural, Black, White or Mocha standard issue finishes, black plastic teardrop case with beige interior and tote bag or black hard case with orange or black interior.

Serial numbers were somewhat non-sequential. Some examples of 1980 Stingray serial numbers are:

B01204x February 1980
B01349x March 1980
B01509x February 1980
B02057x April 1980