Ritter – Roya Five String Bass Guitar – Flame Maple in Late Lounge
Specifications can not tell the story of a Ritter
Bass, it must be seen and played to appreciate.
In fact many of Ritter’s instruments are sold
as museum pieces for their unique beauty alone,
but don’t be fooled, they are meant to be
This is a Roya Model from Ritter depicting its
unique body shape. While I absolutely love this
instrument it is traditional is shape compared to
some of Ritter’s designs. The material, workmanship
and finish of this instrument are unparalleled.
I realize how good the photos look, but you still
have to see it to get the full affect.
The top is the best piece of Quilted Maple on anything
I own (guitars – furniture), and it is matched
only by the piece of Flamed Maple on the back, or
maybe it’s the solid Flamed Maple neck. The
pick ups are covered in Ebony and the instrument
has all gold hardware including gold Ritter signature
tuners. The Head Stock is signed and numbered by
The neck is attached with no less than ten massive
screws. The shape of this instrument is at once
sensually almost erotic and yet amazingly functional.
It is a very comfortable instrument to play. It
has a very strong acoustic voice for a solid body
instrument. The strings chime, but when plugged
in it is a kaleidoscope of sound begging to be pushed
into new territory.
Of the hundreds of instruments I have at any one
time this is the one that my web designer, my house
keeper, every guitar player who has seen it, and
especially my wife all want it. Take a look at the
photos below and tell me what you think.