BASS

Steinberger XM2 Bass White Finish

1998 Steinberger XM2 bass white finish, serial number N8812.

Designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger, who is known for his “headless” design of electric basses and guitars.

This instrument was built using a solid graphite neck with bolt-on construction to a wood body.

The serial numbers are stamped into the underside of the neck near the heel. The guitar is also marked with the words “STEINBERGER USA.” The Newburgh stamped numbers start with “N,” for Newburgh, New York.

The bass is fitted with EMG pickups and electronics with the unique Steinberger tuning bridge tailpiece. The “Steinberger” logo on the face of the bass is covered over with white tape. With Steinberger gig bag.

Bill purchased this bass in 1989 and used it for recordings and extensively onstage with the Rolling Stones 1989-90 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tours as well as with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, 1995 to 2015.

Featured on page 457 of Rolling With The Stones. Wyman, Bill. Doring Kindersley Limited, London, 2002.

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