Fender74

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I recently tried a sterling sting ray at guitar center and liked it a lot a lot simpler than my Steve Morse guitar I was thinking about selling my morse to get it. My question is whats the difference between the American made Sting ray and the Sterling.
 

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Think the USA is probably lighter. It has a different bridge on it, tho still a trem, the locking tuners are slightly different, and the pickups will be different. Not heard them back to back so couldn't comment sound wise. Both Mahogany I believe.
Outside the guitar the USA will have a case with it
 

Fender74

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Thanks for your response I looked at guitar center online and it showed the radius for the sterling was 12" and the usa model was a 10 . The sterling felt real comfortable to me but I don't know if I would like the 10" all my guitars are 12"
 

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If I were you I'd probably give the sterling a go. For 500 dollars you can't go wrong - all reports I've read say it compares well with a high end Mexican Fender. If you go on YouTube Andertons reviewed the sterling Stingray and the Cutlass - might be worth a watch
 

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If I were you I'd probably give the sterling a go. For 500 dollars you can't go wrong - all reports I've read say it compares well with a high end Mexican Fender. If you go on YouTube Andertons reviewed the sterling Stingray and the Cutlass - might be worth a watch

The Sterlings are great guitars for the money. I can't think of anything in that price range that compares quality wise. I do think that if you have the extra cash for the EBMM it is totally worth it though.
 

Fender74

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Thanks for the Replies felllas I appreciate the input I have a G&L strat that I don't play much maybe I'll sell that and a tele and get the sting ray and keep the morse decisions decisions
 

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No worries man. Gotta admit I'd be loath to let a morse go. How do you find the G&L? Always fancied one for the collection
 

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The G&L is a nice guitar I changed the pick ups its the fist time I ever changed pick ups and took out the passive treble bass feature I couldn't wrap my head around it. The guitar always sounded overly brite. I don't play it as much since I got my Morse
 
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