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Ritter – Roya Five String Bass Guitar

Style: Solid Body Double Cutaway
Top: Quilted Maple Amber Finish
Back: Flamed Maple
Neck: Flamed Maple
Fretboard: Ebony
Condition: Mint/New
Case: Professional Metal Case
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Retail Price: $8,999
Ritter – Roya Five String Bass Guitar

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 played.

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 Ritter himself.

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.