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2019 Ribbecke Testadura MK, Maple & Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Ribbecke Guitars
Product Year
2019
Model
Testadura MK
Serial #
732
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1626
Condition
Excellent, two small headstock dings and one buckle mark on back.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Semi Hollow, Hollow Body
Back & Sides
Maple - Figured
Back & Sides Keywords
Indian Rosewood Sides
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Gold Plated Adjustable Stop Tailpiece
Rosette
Ebony
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
16
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Mini
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
Humbucker
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
18.75 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
1.75 in
Body Depth Tail
1.75 in
Scale Length
24.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
625.5 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. 5 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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Description

Well lookie here! We’ve landed a dream machine of a guitar from the hands of one of America’s finest: Tom Ribbecke and his Testadura MK model. Tight fiddleback Maple back, Indian Rosewood sides, and Sitka Spruce on top of this hollow body/semi-hollow (more on that duality later) guitar—done up in a striking blue hue that sets off the gold hardware and Koa bindings. Single humbucker with volume and tone knobs built into the underside of the Ebony pickguard, upper bout soundhole, weighs in at 7lbs 5oz. This 2019 Testadura MK features one of Tom’s unique additions to the electric world: an internal system to switch between a 330 and 335, or hollow body and semi-hollow respectively. There’s a small block, shaped in a subtle wedge, that can be easily installed through the pickup cavity and a custom tool (we’ve got one here with the guitar, no worries) which pulls the block into place inside the guitar, effectively coupling the back and top and creating a semi-hollow.


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Simply one of the prettiest guitars I’ve ever seen. I love the particular shade of blue that Tom chose for the top. With a Maple back and Rosewood sides it has a lot of contrast which all works together in unison as well. It’s one of the easiest and silkiest-playing guitars I felt in a long time. And this one has the removable internal block so you go from for hollow-body to a semi-hollow body for recording sessions.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.625 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE - FIGURED

Well lookie here! We’ve landed a dream machine of a guitar from the hands of one of America’s finest: Tom Ribbecke and his Testadura MK model.
 

Simply one of the prettiest guitars I’ve ever seen. I love the particular shade of blue that Tom chose for the top.
 
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