"That's quite an excellent Ernie Ball @music_man guitar that @dustinkensrue of @thrice is playing " - Ernie Ball on Instagram An apparently custom model Music Man Stingray, with a single coil pickup in the neck, humbucker in the bridge, and a maple fretboard, that Dustin has been seen playing recently.more
"Recently I got a new Music Man guitar called the StingRay. It’s sort of a recreation of the guitar that Leo Fender launched Music Man with before Ernie Ball bought the company. I’ve had this guitar for two months now, and it’s maybe my favorite guitar I’ve ever had. There’s a little something special about it sonically. I wish I’d had it when we recorded the album, although maybe it would have only made a subtle difference."more
I waited for several months for this guitar to come into my local guitar shop. It was well worth the wait—I have an American Standard Stratocaster and really wanted a dual humbucking alternative. I would say that I play this one about 50-60% of the time now. The craftsmanship is remarkable and the tone is rich and sounds dangerous when the amp is driven. I purchased this in tobacco sunburst!