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Ernie Ball Music Man Dustin Kensrue StingRay Guitar, Dark Satin Tobacco Burst, Maple Fretboard

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Dustin Kensrue StingRay guitar from our friends over at Ernie Ball Music Man.

Built off the foundation of a StingRay guitar, but with a few tweaks, this is one of those artist signature models that anybody can get behind. It's a cool mix of a traditional color scheme and generally vintage aesthetic, but yet it doesn't look like too many other guitars floating around out there. The stacked volume and tone knob is a cool way to eliminate clutter on your control plate and a simply 3-way pickup toggle switch gives you the pickup configurations that you'd expect. But one cool addition to this is the "mode" button that essentially bypasses all of the controls and sends the sound of your pickups directly to the output jack in stereo. So each pickup gets its own signal, essentially, if you use a stereo cable. This gives you the most aggressive sound possible out of the guitar and allows you to dial in some serious gain while pumping out some nice output from the pickups. As Dustin uses it, it also allows for really fast switching between the tones of the neck and the bridge pups.

The playability, as you'd expect out of a Music Man, is superb. It came beautifully set up from the factory with a straight neck and very low action. The fretwork is spot on and all the way up and down the neck. The strings feel balanced and it just seems rather effortless to accomplish anything you want to on this guitar.

This is an awesome addition to the Music Man lineup that offers a cool spin on a classic design.

Manufacturer's Description

The Ernie Ball Music Man Dustin Kensrue StringRay Artist Series guitar is a collaboration between our award-winning design team and the acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist of Thrice, Dustin Kensrue. Featuring innovative design characteristics engineered specifically for Dustin’s playing style, the Kensrue StingRay offers unique features and finishes that offer players a new look at one of our most popular models.



  • Model: Dustin Kensrue StingRay Guitar
  • Color: Dark Satin Tobacco Burst
  • Body Wood: African Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Black


  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Wood: Tinted Maple - Satin
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Fretboard Radius: 10"
  • Frets: 22, High Profile, Medium Width, Stainless Steel


  • Pickups: Custom Music Man Humbucker and Single Coil
  • Controls: Stacked Volume/Tone Knob
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Mini Toggle
  • Mode Button: Bypasses Controls


  • Bridge: Music Man Modern Tremolo w/Vintage Bent Steel Saddles
  • Tuners: Schaller M6-IND


  • Strings: 11p-14p-18p-32w-44w-58w (RPS Slinky), D Standard Tuning
  • Case: Music Man Molded Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Serial #: S08090

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball Music Man. This Dustin Kensrue StingRay is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

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.