Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless – Fuego/#57 of 105

Serial Number: F87799
Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz

The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.

The Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay5 Special Fuego fretless 5-string bass guitar is part of a highly limited run consisting of only 105 total pieces. It features a stunning translucent cherry/yellow Sunburst finish without a pickguard, showcasing the nicely figured ash body. The highly figured roasted maple neck with flame-roasted fretless fingerboard completes the elegant upscale appearance. The BFR StingRay5 Special Fuego’s humbucking pickup with neodymium magnets and recently upgraded 3-band EQ, help it deliver all of the familiar StingRay5’s punch and growl. Each bass features gold hardware and ships with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Other specifications include:

  • Size : 13-3/8″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 45-3/4″ long (34.0 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
  • Scale Length : 34″ (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Attachment : 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
  • Strings : 45w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836
  • Body Wood : Ash
  • Body Color : Fuego
  • Body Finish : High gloss polyester
  • Neck Wood : Roasted Figured Maple
  • Neck Color : Natural
  • Neck Finish : High gloss polyester
  • Fingerboard Wood : Roasted Figured Maple
  • Neck Buffed : Yes
  • Headstock Buffed : Yes
  • Headstock Color : Natural
  • Nut Width : 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm)
  • Neck Width at last Fret : 2-3/4″” (69.9 mm)
  • Neck Radius : 11″ (27.9 cm)
  • Tuning Machine type : Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Tuning Machine Buttons : Gold
  • Bridge type : Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
  • Pickguard : None
  • Pickup Color : Black/Gold Pole Pieces
  • Hardware Finish : Gold
  • Controls : 3-band active preamp with 18 volts of headroom; vol, treble, mid, bass
  • Switching : 3-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups : Single Humbucking with Neodymium magnets
  • Quantity Limited to 105
  • Part Number N20700-XX-RU
  • Case SKB Hardshell Case
  • 8 lbs 11 oz
  • F87799

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