The guitar comes following a collaboration between award winning Ernie Ball Music Man and Kensrue, with the Stingray engineered to meet the front-man’s specific playing and performance style.
And the result has him gushing, Kensrue says, “It plays better than any guitar I’ve ever owned”. Watch him play the custom built Stingray below:
Features include a stylish Dark Satin Tobacco Burst colour on a lightweight African mahogany body and a tinted maple neck, custom wound music man pickups, a three-way pickup selector switch with a mode switch to bypass controls, and a graphite acrylin resin coated body cavity and aluminium control cover.
“I knew what I wanted sonically, functionally and aesthetically,” says Kensrue. “…[It] stays in tune no matter how much abuse I throw at it, and the tinted neck, classic body colors and matte finishes look amazing. On top of that, the stereo jack system allows me to essentially control my pickup selection with my pedalboard. which lets me focus on singing and performing.”
The Kensrue stingray is the latest in the Artist Series, a collection of artist-customised variations of instruments that already exist in the Ernie Ball Music Man line. Other releases include a Joe Dart Sterling bass, Hunter Hayes and Jason Richardson Cutlass guitars, and a John Petrucci Majesty guitar.