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Pre-Owned 2014 Tom Ribbecke Thin Line 17" Masters Series Jazz Guitar

Original price $ 13,500.00 - Original price $ 13,500.00
Original price
$ 13,500.00
$ 13,500.00 - $ 13,500.00
Current price $ 13,500.00
SKU 80RIB000

Tom Ribbecke was born in Brookyln, New York Tom attended NYU Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications and earned a BFA in Music and a BA in communications. He relocated to San Francisco in the early 70’s and opened his first lutherie shop in the Mission district.  He is one of the premier archtop builders in the world, with a considerable waiting list and many different models of guitars and basses employing carved top and back technology. He has a reputation for creating instruments that perfectly suit his clients needs.

In 2003, Tom invented the Halfling guitar. The patented design is a unique blend of the steel string acoustic guitar and the archtop guitar that offers versatility, enhanced bass response and feedback suppression not found in any other archtop guitar.  As one would expect these are superior instruments which have no compromises in playability, quality, craftsmanship and tone.

Tom continues to hand-craft truly exceptional museum quality archtops of exquisite design for which he is world famous in very limited numbers.

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Back and Sides: Cherry
Pickguard: Ebony
Soundboard: Western Red Cedar
Binding: Black ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
Internal Blocks: Mahogany
Lower Bout Width: 17”
Body Length: 19 1/2”
Side Thickness: 1 7/8”
Thickness from Back to Top of Bridge: 4 1/4”
Finish: Black Cherry, Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish


Headstock Face-plate: Ebony w/ MOP Inlaid Logo (Larry Robinson)
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Back plate: Cherry
Nut Material: Bone
Dimensions: Width Between Centers of 1 st & 6 th : 1 15/32”
Neck Binding: Black ABS w/ White pin Stripe
Scale Length: 25”
Neck: 3 Layer Maple or Mahogany
Black Veneer Accent Stripes
Dimensions: Width at Nut : 1 3/4”

Width at 5 th Fret : 1 31/32

Width at 12 th Fret : 1 25/32

Width at Body : 2 1/8

Profile : Round

Truss-Rod  Dual-action Allen Nut re-enforced with Two Carbon Fiber Rods
Fretboard: Ebony with 12.5’ Radius.
Fretwire: 18% Nickel/Silver Alloy
Dimensions: Crown Height: 0.037”
Crown Width: 0.08”


Hardware and Electronics

Tuning Machines: Gotoh 510 21:1 Ratio
Pickups: Kent Armstrong
Controls: One Volume, One Tone mounted under pickguard
Jack: End Pin Jack (Gold)
Bridge: Ebony floating bridge w/Adj Height Saddle
Dimensions: Width Between Centers of 1 st & 6th : 2 4/64”
Tailpiece: Ebony Trapeze Tailpiece
Strap Buttons: Back Mounted on body below neck heal.