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    "Custom Made" etched on neck plate

    I have a StingRay 4 HH. It was completed on July 30th, 2009. The color is Black Cherry Burst with the SLO Special Maple neck and Ebony fretboard. This was a Guitar Center exclusive.

    It has the serial number (E72116), Music Man marking and "Custom Made" all etched into the neck plate.

    Can anyone tell me what "custom made" means? What could be "custom" about it?

    Rock on!
    Last edited by jburns5228; 03-12-2019 at 11:04 AM.

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    Guitar Center had a few special runs over the years.

    Some came with golden hardware:

    "Custom Made" etched on neck plate-specialruns-jpg


    Yours "special gimmick" is the ebony fretboard.

    All came with this neck plate:

    "Custom Made" etched on neck plate-neckplate-jpg
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    WOW! That was fast. Thanks for the info, Bert. That is the neck plate that I have. The guitar is beautiful, particularly the fretboard.

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    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    is there anywhere to get a replacement neck plate for a Sterling Ray34 ? with the logo on it? of course the serial number will be missing,, let me know if anyone found a new resource for these . thanks
    keeping time on the low end thick and heavy..bass in your face

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakebassistPHX View Post
    is there anywhere to get a replacement neck plate for a Sterling Ray34 ? with the logo on it? of course the serial number will be missing,, let me know if anyone found a new resource for these . thanks
    Nope. I found a few knock off ones from ebay or china with an ernie ball logo but they're definitely not legit. I was looking for a gold one when I came across them. I'll look and post a link if I find them

    EDIT:

    Heres the link. Its from ali express, definitely Chinese and definitely trademark infringement. I wouldn't support it. Mainly posting it here to bring it to the attention of EBMM

    6 Bolt Chrome Bass Neck Plate-in Guitar Parts & Accessories from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakebassistPHX View Post
    is there anywhere to get a replacement neck plate for a Sterling Ray34 ? with the logo on it? of course the serial number will be missing,, let me know if anyone found a new resource for these . thanks
    I'm curious about what's wrong with the factory neckplate that came on your Ray34?

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