Master Series

The Ribbecke Master Series is a collection of guitars that feature hybridized designs, new designs, customizations, collaborations with other master artists, rare or unique materials and woods. These guitars are built with a level of passion and purpose that goes beyond any set standard. They are instruments that are meant to stand apart and be the outlier of beauty and intimacy.

1187 White Steel String

Price : $24,197.10

Top: Halfling® carve

This steel string is a tip of the hat to honor John Lennon recording Imagine in the white room with the white piano. It is a song that celebrates peace, diversity and gratitude. It's not a loud guitar, but it has a depth and intimacy that reaches deep within the player and the listener. This instrument is special in that it sat partially built for a number of years as it sat on the build shelf. Then on one rainy winter day Imagine started to play. This guitar was picked up, the top was tapped for how it sounded. The tap tone was in perfect harmony with the music and so it became the White Guitar. The only one built in the Ribbecke shop to date. Guitars aren't put through an assembly line. They are built when they are meant to be. Wood is alive and speaks to the luthier. It says much. Those who listen seem to make some very nice guitars. This one is special. It was built in 2014 and belongs to a private collector. This guitar has never has left the shop.

    • Headstock
    • ebony
    • Fretboard
    • ebony
    • Top
    • Red Cedar
    • Back_/_Sides
    • Indian Rosewood
    • Neck
    • Mahogany (dual carbon fiber rods)
    • Tuners
    • Gotoh 510 (21:1 ratio)
    • Pickups
    • B Band UST (under saddle transducer)
    • Fretboard_radius
    • 12.5º
    • Scale
    • 25.4"
    • Bridge_/_Tailpiece
    • custom Macassar ebony
    • Color
    • Imagine White
    • Finish
    • Nitrocellulose Lacquer