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Brand New Ribbecke Gold Top Testadura, Ebony & Maple/Sitka Spruce
$15,960 $15,495
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Ribbecke Guitars
Product Year
2019
Model
Gold Top Testadura
Serial #
727
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1744
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Medium, Semi Hollow
Back & Sides
Maple
Back & Sides Keywords
Ebony Sides
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Gold Stop Tailpiece
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
19
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gold Top, Gloss
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Mini
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Double Cutaway
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
Golden Age PAF
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
17 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15 in
Body Depth Heel
1.875 in
Body Depth Tail
1.875 in
Scale Length
24.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
629 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
7 lb. 10 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek Alligator
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As Tom Ribbecke approaches retirement (not just yet!), we’re excited to see that he’s 100% on top of his game, and building the best pieces of his career. This new Testadura Gold Top cements his reputation for innovation, tone, and playability—in a strikingly beautiful package. For this 15 inch semi-hollow/hollow body, Tom paired Ebony sides with an air-dried, cello grade Bigleaf Maple back and Sitka Spruce on top. Koa bindings throughout, 24 3/4” scale and a comfortable 1 3/4” nut plus glossy neck and effortless playability with a compound radiused fretboard from 12 to 15. Golden Age PAF reproductions with a three-way switch, stop tailpiece, and Ebony pickguard for an extra touch of elegance (note the Koa-bound F holes, too). A work of functional art, indeed. And this Testadura is so, so functional.


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Everybody loves a gold top! I sure do. This is a unique guitar from Tom Ribbecke as he does not do much of the gold top finish, but he really put it all into this one. I love the dark stain on the Maple back and how it all blends together beautifully. Like all of Tom’s guitars it plays like a dream, so easy to bend and cord and the PAF reproduction pickups have amazing tone.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE

As Tom Ribbecke approaches retirement (not just yet!), we’re excited to see that he’s 100% on top of his game, and building the best pieces of his career. This new Testadura Gold Top cements his reputation for innovation, tone, and playability—in a strikingly beautiful package.
 

Everybody loves a gold top! I sure do.
 
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