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    New, but Old - Stingray 4 String w/Roasted Maple Neck Classic Candy

    I just bought this bass (4/23/14) from the Guitar Center Platinum site and while it is brand new (pristine), according to the serial number it was built in January 2011 (confirmed here).

    It's a bit baffling because I was told here that this color was only made one year (assuming 2011), but Guitar Center has 11 of these bases for sale today on its Platinum site. So I'm a bit confused;

    Did they have them in storage?
    Have they just not sold (I'd be surprised, this is an awesome bass)?
    Did they not sell them for a reason?

    Anyone have any ideas?

    I thought that I bought a brand new 2014 bass and now I understand it to be a brand new 2011. NOS I guess . I'm certainly fine with that, just a bit surprised.

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    They had a special run made by EBMM and have been slowly selling them off.
    I picked up the first two shown on my siggy list from the Platinum site.
    You should have seen how many there were a few years ago.

    Got pics?
    Last edited by KevinM; 04-25-2014 at 12:39 PM.
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    Here she is.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails New, but Old - Stingray 4 String w/Roasted Maple Neck Classic Candy-mm-stingray-roasted-red-jpg  

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    That's a beautiful Bass You've got !! Simply Stunning !!!
    '79 Sabre4-Tobacco Burst-HH-Maple F/board
    '89SR5-Natural-H-Maple F/board
    '03 Bongo5-Black-HH-Piezo
    '03 Bongo5-Desert Gold-HH
    '06 SR5-Tobacco Burst-H-Rosewood F/board
    '09 Ray34-Natural-H-Ebony F/board (Changed from a Maple by myself)
    '10 SR5 Classic-Tobacco Burst-H-Flame M
    '11 PDN SR4 Roasted-H
    '12 PDN Gilded SR4

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    Wowza!
    2010 Stingray 5 HS White/Tort/Rw
    2011 Stingray 4 H 3 Band EQ Vintage Sunburst/Black/Mp w/flame/birdseye figuring
    2011 Big Al 5 SSS Vintage Sunburst/Tort/Rw
    2011 Sterling 5 HS Tobacco Burst/Black/Rw
    2011 Stingray 5 Classic Natural/Black/Birdseye Mp
    2012 Bongo 5 HH Tangerine Pearl/Black
    2013 Bongo 5 HS Sky Blue/Vintage White Pearl
    2013 Stingray 5 HH Honeyburst/White/Mp
    2014 Albert Lee HH Vintage Sunburst/Tort/ALL Rw!
    2016 Stingray HH Guitar Black/Black/Rw

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    New, but Old - Stingray 4 String w/Roasted Maple Neck Classic Candy-barry-jpg

    Ohhh Yeahhhhhhh!

    Nice!
    LOCK it in the POCKET

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    Stock control, pricing, and salesmanship at GC are chaotic.
    But it does result in some amazing deals. I got my SR30th
    after it hung for 2 yrs, for less than the price of a standard
    base model 2-band. The local GC still has one Classic like
    yours ... it's been hanging forever, and will hang a looong
    time further, since it's tagged $2600. I once pointed that
    out to them and they retagged it at actual selling price but
    then it somehow got re-re-tagged back up to $2600, even
    tho anyone can buy it any day for about $1800. Someday
    it will go on clearance for about $1500. Thaz how GC rolls.
    Last edited by Golem; 04-28-2014 at 06:21 PM.
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    Golem, what location is that? We will have them fix the pricing.
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    PMs and messages written on my wall are not addressed as quickly as emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    Golem, what location is that? We will have them fix the pricing.
    It's the Albany NY store in town of Colonie. I have, as mentioned, led them
    to fix the error, which they did, but somehow it reverted. I was told that it
    has something to do with items swapped/transferred between stores but it
    made no sense to me. The 'episode' involving my speaking up was many
    moons ago and there were a number of basses involved. Now it's a matter
    of only one or two units, and I just don't bother anymore. Your turn.
    Last edited by Golem; 04-28-2014 at 06:28 PM.
    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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