Specifications can not tell the story of any 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 another Ritter Roya Model with its unique body shape. While I absolutely love this instrument, it is traditional in shape compared to some of Ritter’s designs. The material, workmanship and finish of this instrument are unparalleled. Regardless of how good the photos look, you still have to see it and play it to get the full affect.
The top is the best piece of Flamed Redwood 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.
This time Jens added an extensive and stylish inlay to the Ebony neck of Abalone that runs the length of the fret board. It comes with a new light weight professional case. The old Ritter flight cases were indestructible but would pull your arm out of the socket when carry it.
Forget for a second how good this thing looks, when played nothing, and I mean nothing, can keep up with it. The sound spans from rolling thunder to piccolo like notes. Slap it, play chords, it is perfectly comfortable as a jazz instrument as it is rock or blues. If you are a bass player and ever had the urge to take over the melody this is your bass guitar.