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SKU MUSICM-345-N71-22-02

Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay Retro '76 Bass, Maple Fretboard, Nitro Finish, '76 Burst

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Manufacturer's Description

The rich history of the modern electric bass guitar is rooted in the 20th-century "Golden Era" of instrument manufacturing. During this time, guitar and bass manufacturing pioneers produced legendary solid body concepts, crafting some of the world's most beloved Instrument designs. In celebration of these time-honored designs, we bring you the BFR Stingray Retro '76. The all-new Stingray Retro '76 is loaded with many vintage-inspired specifications celebrating Music Man's 70's era of American craftsmanship. This Stingray BFR edition features a beautiful
nitro-finished 3-tone Sunburst ash body with vast black, yellow, and red swatches, capturing the look and feel of Music Man's flagship 4-string bass. A faithful reproduction, this retro edition bass reproduces the Stingray's original specifications, including an Alnico-loaded humbucking pickup, 2-band preamp, 21-fret 3-Bolt maple neck with micro-tilt adjustment, and a strings-thru-the-body-bridge with adjustable mute pads. Overall a classic feeling and sounding vintage-inspired instrument that offers the best of old-world craftsmanship with contemporary playability and reliability. The BFR Stingray Retro '76 bass comes with a period correct tolex case, certificate of authenticity and is limited to 100 pieces worldwide.

  • SUNBURST NITROCELLULOSE FINISH - Ash body with vintage Sunburst finish featuring thinly applied coats of nitrocellulose lacquer to protect the finish, allowing maximum vibration while providing a brilliant “Wet” showroom shine
  • VINTAGE STYLE ALNICO PICKUP - Humbucking pickup with longer alnico 5 magnets wound with original single poly-nylon wire
  • VINTAGE CONTROL KNOBS - Classic Inspired 1976 “Radio” volume and tone knobs



  • Body Shape: StingRay
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Body Finish: ‘76 Burst, Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: D
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard Inlay: Black Dots
  • Number of Frets: 24, Nickel Silver
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.686"
  • Nut Material: Melamine


  • Bridge: Pre-EB Geometry Music Man chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage stainless steel saddles
  • Tuners: Schaller Bass


  • Pickup: Vintage style alnico humbucking pickup with long alnico 5 magnets and wound with original single poly-nylon wire
  • Controls: Custom 2-band active preamp; Volume, Treble, Bass


  • Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Music Man Part #: 345-N71-22-02-CT-CR

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This BFR StingRay Retro '76 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.