Jack Casady Custom Acoustic Bass Leads Luthier to a Higher Calling
When legendary bass player Jack Casady’s beloved wife Diana passed away after a long battle with cancer, the Hot Tuna bassist went to master luthier Tom Ribbecke shop in rural wine country in search of a new guitar. Read More…
Vitruvian X Man
Creative Spirit Eagle - Archtop
Hunab Ku Bass
1287 Creative River
Vitruvian X ManHalfling® carve
Vitruvian X Man
"Realize that everything connects to everything else"
The purpose of this instrument is to connect the rest of its family together as one. It can play the lead, it can play the harmony, and it can play it loud it can sing sweetly, clearly and softly. This is the big brother instrument. Strong when it has to be or playing quietly as the others stretch their chords and fill the room with their energy. He is balanced, he is strong, and he has purpose and passion. This reach extends far beyond any fingertips…the universe is its domain for this is Phi…The Golden Ratio…1.618033988.
The strong spirit in the wood, the rich history in the artifacts, the passions of the builders and artists all resonate in the very first member of the Legacy Trio to be born. This is the oldest and wisest. He is here to share his knowledge his energy his passion his purpose. Close your eyes and let him take you to the far reaches of the universe. Let him take you through time and emotions. Open you mind, silence your voice. Become aware of the beauty inside your body and mind.
Microscrimshaw: Bob Hergert
Time Capsule: Brass time capsule with Tom's building secrets embedded in the neck.Price : 1,618,033.98
Creative Spirit Eagle - ArchtopTop: Halfling® carve
On the back of the headstock a 25¢ piece from 1806 is embedded. It belonged to Dr. Benjamin Rush, a Founding Father, fought with General Washington and is one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Rush also assembled Lewis and Clark’s medical supplies for their Journey of Discovery. He is also credited with being the founder of American Psychiatry. His coin acts as remembrance and honors him on many different levels. The Creative Spirit Eagle is a heartfelt embrace of the power music to help people heal. When the daily trials and tribulations bow your head down to the ground and bleak and blackened clouds fog your mind that slows your step, shortens your stride…it’s then you need to listen, feel the energy…look up towards the light of the sun. The eagle represents the courage to overcome the obstacles in your life, soar above the sorrow and misery and find the path that leads you to that very bearable lightness of being.
Coin: 1806 25¢ piece that belonged to Dr. Benjamin RushPrice : $1,618,033.98
Hunab Ku BassHunab Ku - Mayan -- Gratitude -- The Source
"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
Imagine a chord being struck in the deepest part of you, your very core. Now feel this energy flow from your core through your body...down your arms, through the fingers of both your hands. Fingers on one hand form the chord and fingers on the other strikes the strings. Energy, frequency, vibration...music...bursts out and fills the room and enters into everyone who hears and feels the vibrations. Music, the language that connects everyone and everything, all plants, all creatures, all people of all ages, all races, all cultures, all religions...and spreads its energy and positive message It all begins inside of you then expands exponentially throughout the universe...The Source.
The inlay on the Legacy Trio Bass is the Mayan symbol Hunab Ku. It has many meanings. But, we choose to view it and feel it as gratitude. "The Source" that dwells in all of us. The positive energy, the long deep penetrating bass chords that can travel to the deepest depths of the ocean and to the farthest corners of the universe. The foundation of all music.
Coin: 1908 silver dollar owned by John Jacob Astor
Price : $1,618,033.98
1287 Creative RiverTop: Halfling® carve
A great deal of thought and emotion went into creating this design. It was meant to be more than just decoration. It has a definite meaning, depth and purpose. The inspiration for this design came from life’s twisting journey and the image was inspired by the documentary Rivers and Tides. I wanted something that honored the builders, honored the wood used to build the guitars, something that honored and artists hardships and sacrifices, something that honored nature and something that honored the musician who would play the guitar and also provided a constant visual symbol to the listener (and the player) that they were being taken on a journey...
The Ribbecke logo represents all the builders and craftsmen who worked to build the instrument. It represents their energy their passions and all the trials and tribulations that went into building the guitar. The logo empties into the Creative River.
This is where the wood used to make the guitar begins its journey. The Creative River begins to flow where the sounds heard in the musician's mind begin their journey. It is where the player's emotions and thoughts begin to transform into music. Life isn't a straight line. Life isn't about destinations; it's about the journey. The river physically ends at the nut... but not really... its journey continues. The strings extend down the length of the fingerboard, traveling the entire length, over the body ready to spread its music throughout the world…the universe. This is where the music a player hears in their mind is magically transformed into the chords and notes. The wood and the guitar have become an extension of the player's mind and body. They are one. When the vibrations of the chords and notes extend to the bridge they activate the top. The energy of music then explodes into the world and enters the minds and bodies everyone who is listening, everyone who can hear it and it transports them to a different place and a different world…a different time. One in which they are connected to the wood, the builder, the music, the musician and especially the universe...and they share that energy and wonder…the healing power of music.Price : $1,618,033.98