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    How much were the first Stingray basses selling for in the 70s?

    The reason I ask, is that there is a question being posed as to which production bass was the first to break to $1000 MSRP mark.
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    I don’t know. That’s a very good question. Google search came up empty handed so.....

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
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    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    1977 Sunburst SR4H with customized 24 fret ebony fretboard, 1982 Natural SR4H X2, 1983 Sunburst SR4H, 2005 Buttercream Bongo 4HH RW Neck, 2005 LE Buttercream SR4HH, 2007 DD SR4HH, 2007 DD Bongo 4HH, 2009 25th Venetian Red SR4HH BFR RW neck, a couple of regular Sterlings, a few other Stingrays, and a few competitors basses

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    Listed weight: 15 lbs. Big ol' slab of wood!

    Just checked one of those online inflation calculators: $595 in 1976 → $2,682.95 in 2019. That's a bit above a Stingray 4 Classic current street price. So much for people complaining how overpriced some guitars are now.
    Last edited by tbonesullivan; 09-06-2019 at 03:16 PM.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
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    1979 Australia....$990 AUD

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