Hold – Ernie Ball Music Man Limited Edition Cliff Williams Stingray Bass – Vintage Relic Sunburst

Serial Number: CW00010
Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz

The Cliff Williams “Icon” series Stingray is a faithful precision-built recreation of Cliff’s 1979 Sunburst Stingray bass. Initially dubbed “The #1 Workhorse” his bass has seen more than 40 years of service in stadiums, concert halls, and recording studios throughout the world. This particular instrument has laid the foundation for some of AC/DC’s most iconic songs including Back in Black, Hells Bells, For Those About To Rock, and hundreds more of rock’s most memorable hits. For Music Man, the arduous task was recreating the entire essence of this workhorse instrument and capturing the details 100% correct. Staying true to the original, every nuance and characteristic was examined and addressed. Body wood, original spec neck and body radii, pickup construction, forearm wear and tear, nitrocellulose checking, belt rash, faded sunburst shading, and more was dutifully replicated by Music Man’s team of master craftsmen. In addition, the original 70’s Stingray specifications were fully implemented including a 3-bolt neck attachment with micro tilt adjustment, bullet truss rod, strings-thru-body bridge, and micro-powered 2 Band preamp. Taking everything into consideration, the resulting outcome is a finely crafted instrument that feels, plays, and sounds just like Cliff’s original #1 Stingray bass.

History of Cliff Williams Black Diploma Style Picture Booklet
Custom G&G hardshell case,
Numbered Certificate of authenticity signed by Cliff
Commemorative enamel StingRay pin
Vintage style Music Man polish cloth
Signature Cliff Williams picks,
Hex wrench for truss rod nut
Replica of the original 1970s Hang Tag.

An authentic recreation of Cliff’s personal 1979 Stingray
3-Piece select Poplar body
Pre-EB faded nitro Sunburst finish
Original 70’s 3-bolt neck attachment
Original Micro-Tilt neck shim adjustment
Pre-EB bullet-style truss rod adjustment
Marked treble knob placement for exact “Cliff tone”
Walnut skunk stripe on the back of the neck• Micropowered pre-amp 2-band EQ
Pickup duplicated to match exact high output impedance readings
Strings-thru-body bridge
7.5” fretboard radius
Original gold pre-EB headstock decal

Only 30 units built!

Other features include:

  • Description Cliff Williams Stingray Bass – Vintage Relic
  • Size 13-1/2″ wide x 1-5/8″ thick x 44-7/8″ long(34.3 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 114.0 cm long)
  • Scale Length 34″ (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Attachment 3 Bolt, Pre EB Music Man Design with Micro-Tilt Neck Shim Adjustment
  • Strings 50w-70w-85w-105w (Group II Flatwound#2804)
  • String Spacing Nut (in) x Bridge (in).435 x .750
  • Body Wood 3-Piece Poplar
  • Raw Wood Body Thickness 1.600
  • Body Color Vintage Sunburst
  • Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Wood Select maple neck
  • Nominal Neck Thickness (in)1.000
  • Neck Color Natural aged light yellow finish
  • Neck Binding N/A
  • Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard Wood Maple
  • Fingerboard Finish Natural aged light yellow finish
  • Front Headstock Logo Decal
  • Rear Headstock Logo None
  • Headstock Color Natural aged light yellow finish
  • Headstock Size 8-3/4″ (22.2 cm) long
  • Frets 21 – Low profile, wide
  • Fret Size Height x Width.039 x .100
  • Fret Material Nickel Silver
  • Fret Markers 5/16″ Dot Inlay
  • Side Dot Color Black
  • Nut Width 1-11/16″ (42.9mm)
  • Neck Width at Last Fret 2-1/2″ (63.5 mm)
  • Neck Radius 7.5″ (19.1 cm)
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret 0.820 inches
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret0.970 inches
  • Tuning Machine Type Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
  • Tuning Machine Buttons Nickel Plated
  • Bridge Finish Relic/Aged Chrome
  • Bridge Type Pre-EB Geometry Music Man® chromeplated, steel bridge plate with vintagestainless steel saddles
  • Pickguard N/A
  • Pickup Cover Color Black
  • Pickup Cover Material Plastic
  • Pickup Mounting Screw FinishRelic/Aged Nickel Plating
  • Knob Color Chrome
  • Knob Style Barrel
  • Hardware Finish Relic/Aged Nickel Plating
  • Controls Custom 2-band active preamp; vol, treble,bass
  • PickupsCustom humbucking with 8 elongated Alnico magnets
  • Pickup DC Resistance (ohms) 1.5k
  • Electronic Shielding Chrome plated brass control cover &Copper Insulating Tape in Control Cavity
  • Hard Case
  • 9 lbs 14 oz
  • #CW00010

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