Sterling by Music Man has announced its new 2022 lineup, consisting of four new guitar and bass models that are said to be inspired by original Ernie Ball designs from the 1970s.
Each offering high-end features, big upgrades and new finishes, there’s a lot to do about these new models, so let’s dive in.
StingRay SR50 Guitar
Available in two new finishes: Buttermilk and Firemist Silver, the new StingRay SR50 receives big upgrades over its predecessor, including a roasted maple neck, poplar body, smooth vintage-style tremolo, and locking tuners.
StingRay Ray34 and 35 Basses
This bass is all new for 2022. The StingRay Ray 34 and 35 models feature a roasted maple neck, modern contoured body and active 3-band pickup. It’s available in a host of contemporary colors, including a collection of sparkle and flamed maple top finishes, like the purple burst seen below.
This guitar was designed in collaboration with Omar Rodríguez-López of Mars Volta, and features a roasted maple neck, locking tuners, three-way switching, and two humbucking pickups controlled by separate volume knobs . The best-selling ax is now available in a Pueblo Pink finish as seen below.
The Cutlass has had a facelift since its launch in 2021 and comes in two new satin finishes, Daphne Blue Satin and Pueblo Pink Satin. The 2022 Cutlass features a vintage-style tremolo, oversized 4+2 headstock for right angle, and HSS configuration with 5-way switching. There is also a roasted maple neck, topped with a set of locking tuners.
Pricing and more detailed specifications for the guitars are yet to be posted on the Sterling By Music Man site.