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For Sale: Ribbecke Halfling Custom Prototype Guitar 2006/2011 ONE OF A KIND SPECTACULAR TONE.

Posted By: howieblues (+11) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$6,175 USD

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Tom Ribbecke is a world renowned maker and one of the most celebrated Archtop luthiers of the post war era. His guitars are legendary and played by some of the greatest Jazz recording artists world wide. Many of Tom’s select models sell in the $20,000- $30,000 range The Halfling is a hybrid model incorporating elements of both an archtop and a flattop. The tone, projection, volume and dynamic range of this prototype is astounding. The tone can only be described as miraculous and singularly unique. This is his very first Halfling® carved top steel string made by Tom. The guitar has the very unique and one of kind Ribbeckee feature of a center sound hole. It is the only halfling he has ever made with this feature. It was started in 2006 but wasn't completed till 2014. It was a sleeper project and a labor of love. This is a great example of a guitar not wanting to be built and finished until it decided it was time to be completed. As Tom is fond of pointing out, “A luthier has to listen to the wood.” This is a remarkably masterpiece and stands alone in the pantheon of Tom’s prolific guitar output. The love and care put into the making of this guitar is immediately obvious when you have it in hand and marvel at the choice of woods. Carved European Spruce top and spectacular solid Walnut sides and back. 1.75” nut. 25” Scale The fit and finish is second to none and the design is nothing short of revolutionary. This one of a kind, near mint condition, master work of art, is priced at about half of what a new one would cost, so make me an offer I cant refuse and make it yours. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for an heirloom quality lifetime instrument. Or....... you could commission Tom to build another one for $14,000 Custom case worth $400


United States, Sacramento, CA



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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

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Venmo or wire transfer options

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: There will be a $100 restocking fee.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition


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