Price : $14,777.00
This is a monster bass, period. It was built by Tye Rivera as his personal bass. Tye was head luthier at Ribbecke Guitar for 12 years. The craftsmanship and detail are extraordinary. The shape reflects the freedom from convention. The quality of the woods and electronics are stellar. This bass uses techniques and ideas that honor Alembic and Fodera and all the great bass makers. Details that truly stand out are the thumb recess carved in the back to give complete access to all the frets. The bevels in the back are contoured to fit the body. The neck is by far one of the most intricate and difficult assemblies. Look at how the angle of the maple and purple heart start at the bottom and then flow to a perfect point at the headstock. This is something worthy of a master luthier. But what truly makes this bass stand out is the energy and passion with which it was built. Picking it up you can feel all of the love, passion,heartache and pain that went into this build. It deserves a great home.