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Basses & Guitars

Sterling Ray4 Demo with Matt Kirkwood

El Dorado Hills Music is an Authorized Sterling by Music Man Dealer.

Sterling by Music Man Guitars and Basses offer entry level to professional level instruments of solid build quality and playability in the classic and modern designs of their more upscale counterpart, Music Man.  Under close supervision and collaboration, Sterling by Music Man works with Ernie Ball Music Man to build faithful recreations of the legendary Music Man instruments at an incredible value for students and professional musicians alike.


Delivering the iconic guitars and basses designed by the legendary Ernie Ball Music Man brand, we are dedicated to building the finest instruments for all levels of musicians - those who simply love the rebellious sound of electric guitars and basses. Following our strict quality standards, all Sterling by Music Man instruments are carefully and proudly inspected by our team in Orange, California before reaching musicians worldwide.

Sterling Bass Models

Sterling basses have a three tier system with the Ray, Ray2, and Ray3 instruments with their model number's final digit indicating 4 or 5 string, such as the Ray34 (4-String Ray3) or the Ray5 (5-String Ray).  Additional special models may feature different body woods or other features, such as the Ray34PB which features Poplar Burl or the Ray34Ash, which features a Swamp Ash body.

Model Ray4 Ray24 Ray34
Body Basswood Mahogany Mahogany/Ash
Scale Length 34" (86.4cm) 34" 34"
Neck Radius 9.5" (24cm) 9.5" 9.5"
Neck Width at Nut 1.5" (38mm) 1.5" 1.5"
Neck Wood/Fingerboard Hard Maple/
Hard Maple or Jatoba
Hard Maple/
Roasted Maple/
Rosewood or Roasted Maple
Truss Rod Single Action Single Action Single Action
Pickups H-1 Ceramic Humbucker H-1 Ceramic Humbucker H-1 Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2-band Active Pre 2-band Active Pre 3-band Active Pre

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