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    Sterling by Musicman Namm 2020







    Specifications
    Model MAJ270XFM
    Body Wood Mahogany w/ Flame Maple Top
    Body Color Royal Red (RRD)
    Bridge Modern Tremolo
    Pickguard N/A
    Scale Length 25.5" (64.8cm)
    Neck Radius 16" (40cm)
    Frets 24 Stainless Steel Frets, Medium Jumbo Profile
    Neck Width 1.95” (49.5mm) at nut
    Neck Wood 3-Piece Mahogany
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Fret Markers Custom JP Inlays
    Tuning Machines Locking
    Truss Rod Dual Action
    Neck Attachment Set-in Design
    Controls 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone
    Switching 3-Way Toggle Switch
    Pickups DiMarzio LiquiFire, DiMarzio Crunch Lab (HH)
    Strings Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky
    Gig Bag Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag






    Specifications
    Model JP150DFM
    Body Wood Mahogany w/ Flame Maple Top
    Body Color Eminence Purple (EPP)
    Bridge Modern Tremolo
    Pickguard N/A
    Scale Length 25.5" (64.8cm)
    Neck Radius 16" (40cm)
    Frets 24 Stainless Steel Frets, Medium Jumbo Profile
    Neck Width 1.65" (42mm) at Nut
    Neck Wood Roasted Maple
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Fret Markers Custom JP Inlays
    Tuning Machines Locking
    Truss Rod Dual Action
    Neck Attachment 5 Bolt Pattern
    Controls 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone
    Switching 3-Way Toggle Switch
    Pickups DiMarzio LiquiFire, DiMarzio Crunch Lab (HH)
    Strings Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky
    Gig Bag Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag








    Specifications
    Model RICHARDSON7
    Body Wood Alder w/ Poplar Burl Top
    Body Color Natural Poplar Burl Burst (NPB)
    Bridge Modern Tremolo
    Pickguard N/A
    Scale Length 25-1/2”
    Neck Radius 16" (40cm)
    Frets 24 Frets, Medium Jumbo Profile
    Neck Width 1.95" (49.5mm) at Nut
    Neck Wood Roasted Maple
    Fingerboard Rosewood
    Fret Markers Dot Markers
    Tuning Machines Locking
    Truss Rod Dual Action
    Neck Attachment 5 Bolt Pattern
    Controls 1 Push/Push Volume Boost, 1 Push/Push Coil-tap Tone
    Switching 3-Way Toggle Switch
    Pickups Sterling by Music Man Designed JR Pickups (HH)
    Strings Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky
    Gig Bag Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag

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    i wish EBMM would make an eminence purple JP15 with inlay. it looks amazing!

    JP6 Stealth Black
    JPX-6 Silverburst Custom
    Majesty Glacial Frost
    Majesty Monarchy Black Knight
    SBMM JP100D

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    #uppingthegame Impressive!!!
    EBMM BFR Morse Dark Lord Tahitian Blue w/SD Pearly Gates pups S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    EBMM AL HT Trans Walnut Rosewood Neck S/N G77991 DOB 9/16/16
    SBMM AX30-D Natural Quilt
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    I saw a few Sterling reveals on social media yesterday... they are definitely in the game!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Any hints on pricing?

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    ooh boy the new JP and JRs are mighty tempting

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    That purple Majesty looks pretty sweet. Wish it had Illuminators instead of the CL/LF combo. Looks like Sterling is upping its game from what I've seen. I'm guessing these are all going to check in at $1K or above, though. (Well, the JR might come in a little below that with the Sterling stock PUs.)
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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    SBMM Instagram is saying $1299 for the JP157, $1199 for the JP150, and $899 for the Richardson. For what's essentially a piezoless JP6, that's not bad... If you want it built in San Luis Obispo it'll cost ya! I have been thinking of getting a 7 lately and it's awesome to have these two in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    I saw a few Sterling reveals on social media yesterday... they are definitely in the game!
    they sure is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearreport View Post
    SBMM Instagram is saying $1299 for the JP157, $1199 for the JP150, and $899 for the Richardson. For what's essentially a piezoless JP6, that's not bad... If you want it built in San Luis Obispo it'll cost ya! I have been thinking of getting a 7 lately and it's awesome to have these two in the mix.
    And $1399 for the Majesty. At those price points, I'm probably going to be looking for used EB for a little more. I mean, I bought a loaded JP6 for $1,200 a couple of years back.

    The neck profile is a big deal for me. If the Sterlings had the EB necks, maybe. I think I'd still toss in a couple hundred and go used, though.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by spychocyco View Post
    And $1399 for the Majesty. At those price points, I'm probably going to be looking for used EB for a little more. I mean, I bought a loaded JP6 for $1,200 a couple of years back.

    The neck profile is a big deal for me. If the Sterlings had the EB necks, maybe. I think I'd still toss in a couple hundred and go used, though.
    Completely agree. I was really interested in that Majesty but at $1400........thats a hard one. Ive owned a few Sterlings and they are decent but man what a difference in quality compared to the EBMMs. Of course there will be a difference but stainless steel frets and ebony boards are becoming the norm nowadays for around 1K.
    2004 Desert Gold JP6
    2011 Mystic Dream JP7
    2015 Tribal Purple Agile Septor Elite 827
    2019 Kiesel 5 String Multiscale Zeus FADE
    2017 Kiesel 7 String Sparkle Purple Aeries

    2017 Kiesel 6 String Sparkle Red Aeries
    2017 PRS SE Mark Holcomb BURST
    2017 Breedlove Exotic Concert Koa

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    Quote Originally Posted by spychocyco View Post
    And $1399 for the Majesty. At those price points, I'm probably going to be looking for used EB for a little more. I mean, I bought a loaded JP6 for $1,200 a couple of years back.

    The neck profile is a big deal for me. If the Sterlings had the EB necks, maybe. I think I'd still toss in a couple hundred and go used, though.

    I think these will do well. Particularly the JR cutlass. I think a lot of 7 string metal heads just don't have the coin for the EBMM version. They are doing a great job of bumping up the features on the Sterling line but are starting to hit that upper ceiling for new Sterling vs. used EBMM for the price conscious shopper

    The neck profile thing is a good point and applies to me as well. The thing that stinks is I'm not near a lot of EBMM dealers, and those that carry them tend to keep them locked up. So while I've played a lot of Sterlings, they aren't a reliable indicator of whether or not I'll jive with the neck on the EBMM version. I prefer the neck width and radius of the Sterling valentine to the EBMM valentine, but the build quality on the EBMM is leagues above the Sterling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcro2430 View Post
    The neck profile thing is a good point and applies to me as well. The thing that stinks is I'm not near a lot of EBMM dealers, and those that carry them tend to keep them locked up. So while I've played a lot of Sterlings, they aren't a reliable indicator of whether or not I'll jive with the neck on the EBMM version. I prefer the neck width and radius of the Sterling valentine to the EBMM valentine, but the build quality on the EBMM is leagues above the Sterling.
    Same. There are a couple of stores where I travel often for work that carry EBMM, but they're always under lock and key. I did make one of them unlock a Majesty for me a while back just because I'd never had the chance to play one, but i don't like asking them to unlock them when I know that I'm not there to buy. (Yeah, I know it's their job, but that's just me.)

    On the bright side, I've never played an EBMM neck that I didn't like. I'm usually exactly the opposite on the necks, though. I'm an Axis freak, but I don't really like the neck on the SBMM Axis at all.

    I definitely think these will do well and hope they do. I love my Sterlings, but I mainly bought them because they were very affordable versions of instruments I don't play often (seven-string and bass), and I knew they would be quality for the price. When you start to get in that $1,400 range, yeah, it's still half what a new Majesty costs, but it also has a lot more competition for my money.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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    As far as neck profiles, I own a few (ok, a lot...) of AL's because they make me happy.
    I ended up getting a Sterling AL last year because Pete was blowing them out.
    I changed out the pick ups in it, but it's a very good gittar for the price. However, the neck carve is different.
    The MM models have a full "C" shape vs the Sterling, which is more of a "D" shape, flatter on the back.
    Almost ruins it for me...
    Balls are Best!!

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    Jared Dines Signature Sterling by Musicman StingRay Guitar

    Jared Dines Signature Sterling by Musicman StingRay Guitar




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