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    Stingray Special Headstock/Neck Different Colors

    I've been looking into picking up a Stingray Special over the last couple days. I was viewing some of the in-stock photos of different models on Sweetwater's website, and I noticed that there is a clear distinction between headstock and neck color. I thought maybe it was specific to that particular model, but it appears to be the case on all the models with ebony fretboards ( haven't checked the other).

    Just wondering if this is intentional, and if so, is there a particular reason for it?

    I've linked an example image below.

    https://media.sweetwater.com/api/i/f....jpg.auto.webp

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    clear coat on the peghead and wax on the neck

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    Yep. The headstocks on EBMM guitars are always finished. With a "natural" headstock, it's got a satin clear coat on it. The darker wood of the roasted maple makes it pop out a bit more.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Thanks for the responses!

    I'd never noticed it on any previous EBMM basses, so I was concerned for a bit. Nice to know there's nothing to worry about. Probably going to order a new bass in the coming days

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