Instrument Details

2014 Ribbecke Halfling Pin Bridge Archtop, Indian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
$8,750 $8,495
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Ribbecke Guitars
Product Year
2014
Model
Halfling
Serial #
1191
New/Preowned
New
UPC
600246969064
SKU
TMP413
Condition
Some play marks on top and back, small ding at center of heel.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
None
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
ABS
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
ABS
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Delta Series 21:1
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
None
Body Length
19.625 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
5 lb. 10 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Visesnut Series 1 + Padded Cover
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True balance is a rare thing in this world. Poised perfectly between bass and treble, sustain and attack—a rare thing. Tom Ribbecke’s Halfling top threads the needle just so. Check out our demo for this Indian Rosewood & Sitka Spruce Halfling pin bridge archtop, and listen for the roundness of the treble response and just a tinge of added warmth in the lower register that brightens up the bass. There’s an archtop-esque pop to individual notes that allows for flatpicked passages to stand out, and lots of headroom. Ribbecke blessed this neck with an oil-slick setup that practically plays itself. When we experimented with dropped tunings, the voice remained crisp and focused and cut well. 

This is a wonderful chameleon of a guitar that could easily play straight ahead jazz with flat rounds on it or acoustic fingerstyle with phosphor bronze strings, and everything in between. I love its clarity and control and projection. This is really a fun guitar to play.
 
This guitar really is halfway between an archtop and flattop in tone. The low E string has a resonance that you just never hear in an archtop but the mids and highs have that punchy archtop response that jazz guitarists crave. Nice combination.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

True balance is a rare thing in this world. Poised perfectly between bass and treble, sustain and attack—a rare thing.
 

This is a wonderful chameleon of a guitar that could easily play straight ahead jazz with flat rounds on it or acoustic fingerstyle with phosphor bronze strings, and everything in between. I love its clarity and control and projection.
 
This guitar really is halfway between an archtop and flattop in tone. The low E string has a resonance that you just never hear in an archtop but the mids and highs have that punchy archtop response that jazz guitarists crave.
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