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    Question Music Man Sterling 4H in Pearl Purple / Background information of this Special Run?

    Hello there!

    So I own a beautiful Sterling 4H in Pearl Purple, made in January 1996.

    According to the web this was a special run of only 70 pieces.

    The serial data base calls this Bass "BASS STERLING SPECIAL MAPLE"

    I wonder if there is any story behind this special run or if there is nothing interesting and Music Man just decided to paint 70 "standard" instruments of their catalogue in a special colour and call it a special run?

    Thank you in advance
    Dan

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    Very often something like that would be for a specific dealer.
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    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck
    2021 Stingray RS Pacific Blue Sparkle / Maple FB

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTM View Post
    special colour and call it a special run
    That es what EB says:
    .... it was sort of a contrast to the Silhouette Special that came out the year before, same S-Spec finish, called Pearl Purple, and a white pearloid pickguard as we only offered on the S-Specials back then, other than this of course.

    Another interesting note: of the 70 or so of these built, all in 1996, only 8 stayed in the U.S. - the rest were shipped to our distributor in Germany.

    Music Man Serial Number Database
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    That es what EB says:
    .... it was sort of a contrast to the Silhouette Special that came out the year before, same S-Spec finish, called Pearl Purple, and a white pearloid pickguard as we only offered on the S-Specials back then, other than this of course.

    Another interesting note: of the 70 or so of these built, all in 1996, only 8 stayed in the U.S. - the rest were shipped to our distributor in Germany.

    Music Man Serial Number Database
    Great, thank you for that information Bert!

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