Sterling by Music Man is excited to announce a colorful new lineup for 2024, which includes a long-awaited limited-edition bass, upgraded models, and captivating new finishes designed for a diverse range of players. Stay tuned for more details on our social media channels, and be sure to subscribe to our Sterling by Music Man newsletter for exclusive updates.
Introducing the Sterling bass — a passive powerhouse. With an Alnico V parallel humbucker delivering vintage-style warmth and dynamic responsiveness, this bass ensures a balanced, reliable sound across genres. It’s the perfect choice for those who love the retro look and feel of the original Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling model while favoring the classic charm and playability of a passive bass. New to the Sterling by Music Man roster, this special limited-edition bass is available in a Natural finish with a Swamp Ash body.
STINGRAY SHORT SCALE
Experience the new Short Scale StingRay bass, now upgraded with a roasted maple neck for unparalleled feel and playability. Modified to a convenient 30” scale, this lightweight StingRay features passive electronics with a powerful neodymium humbucker, providing comfort without sacrificing performance. Get ready for the big and bold StingRay sound in our smoothest package yet. This revamped model is available in Toluca Lake Blue and Fiesta Red for 2024.
Engineered specifically to meet the demands of Jason Richardson’s technique, the 7-string Richardson features a custom contoured lower horn for fret access and a roasted maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. The guitar also offers high output Sterling by Music Man designed humbuckers, a 12dB push-push volume boost, coil-tap push-push tone control, and modern tremolo. Now available in a Pearl White for the first time ever.
MAJ100 & MAJ170
A boldly innovative guitar design, the Majesty marks a crowning achievement in collaboration between Sterling by Music Man and John Petrucci. Featuring a mahogany set neck with unparalleled fret access, 3-way pickup selector, and 12dB push-push volume pot, the Majesty is a masterpiece design. To make it all the more modern, these models are now available in a sleek Chalk Grey finish.
CT30HSS & CT30SSS
Based on a classic design but made with modern adornments, the Cutlass CT30 puts a timeless sound in the palm of your hands. This guitar features an SSS or HSS pickup configuration with 5-way switching, fulcrum tremolo, and an oversized 4+2 headstock. The Cutlass CT30 is now available in Pueblo Pink and Black with SSS pickups, or in Chopper Blue with the HSS configuration.
CT50HSS & CT50HSS PLUS
Upgraded with a roasted maple neck and locking tuners, the Cutlass CT50 is loaded with everything you need for playability and convenience. To take it to the next level, pick up the CT50 Plus, featuring all-new modern HSS pickups and a push-push mid boost control for added punch. Now available in Charcoal Frost on the CT50HSS or in Chalk Grey on the CT50HSS Plus.
An iconic staple in the legacy of guitar design, the Axis represents a modern encapsulation of guitar innovations. With its 5-way selector, asymmetrical neck, and vintage-inspired tremolo, the Axis pays tribute to guitar history without compromising on playability. All new for 2024, an updated Flame Maple top in Satin Pink or Trans Black makes the Axis all the more unique.
RAY24CA & RAY25CA
The Sterling by Music Man StingRay Classic bass brings the timeless look and feel of one of music history’s most enduring accomplishments. Featuring a vintage flat slab body, a 9v powered 2-band active preamp, and a narrower 38mm nut, the StingRay Classic gives the player total tonal control. Now available in Olympic White.
STINGRAY RAY34 COLLECTION
RAY34, RAY34SM, RAY35 & RAY35SM
The StingRay RAY34 bass is simply an essential for any bassist. The roasted neck, 3-band active preamp, and single humbucking pickup combine to form one of the most iconic bass sounds. Now available in Dorado Green (RAY34, RAY35) or in an eye-catching Spalted Maple veneer top with a 3-tone Sunburst (RAY34SM, RAY35SM).
STINGRAY RAY34HH COLLECTION
RAY34HH, RAY34HHSM, RAY35HH & RAY35HHSM
The dual humbucker StingRay RAY34 bass features two Sterling by Music Man-designed pickups, a roasted maple neck, and a 3-band active preamp — delivering the signature big and bold StingRay sound with added tonal versatility. Now available in Charcoal Frost (RAY34HH, RAY35HH) or in an eye-catching Spalted Maple veneer top in a Blood Orange Burst (RAY34HHSM, RAY35HHSM).
STINGRAY RAY4 COLLECTION
RAY4, RAY4LH, RAY5 & RAY5LH
The SUB series StingRay RAY4 bass features a 9v active preamp, a low-noise humbucking pickup, and a fully adjustable heavy duty bridge. The RAY4 is a trusted companion for delivering powerful, articulate bass tones. Now available in Chopper Blue or Pueblo Pink. A left-handed configuration is available in Chopper Blue for both 4 and 5-string models.
STINGRAY RAY4HH Collection
RAY4HH & RAY5HH
The dual humbucker version of the SUB series StingRay RAY4 bass adds even more versatility with the iconic StingRay timbre, making this bass the perfect gateway into the world of HH tones. The RAY4HH features a 9v active preamp, a 5-way selector, and two Sterling by Music Man pickups to deliver the StingRay sound. Now available in Cobra Blue or Stealth Black.
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