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One of the masters of Archtop Guitar Lutherie, Tom Ribbecke is a wood magician.  His Private Practice Custom made instruments utilize the finest of woods, from citka spruce and red cedar tops, to Cello maple and Koa sides and backs.  With patience and painstaking attention to detail, each instrument is carefully hand carved, voiced and shaped to perfection.  I've had the privilege of working with Tom for several years, there simply is not a finer partner in the business.   For Tom, perfection is the only acceptable answer - You see it in his instruments...

In stock joining the Ribbecke Guitar team at Artistic Guitars is one of two 35th Anniversary Montereys built by Tom.  Using Tom's most select Birdseye Maple sides and back, with his best Italian Spruce top, and specially selected KOA and Ebony trim are joined with inlay work done by Larry Robinson. Larry is THE artist responsible for inlays of some of the most historic guitars ever made by any builder including the famous one millionth Martin.  Only one word for this guitar - Wow !!  

Artistic Guitars is about to deliver to a very special customer Tom’s only 40th Anniversary archtop.  Stay tuned …


With over 40 years experience and many hundreds of archtops to his credit, Bob Benedetto is one of the most accomplished and respected luthiers to ever build an archtop guitar.  Bob helped to grow the industry with many of today’s top builders having spent time apprenticing in his shops.  

Bob has many archtop guitar innovations to his credit.  From his luscious Honey Blonde finish, to the use of solid ebony tailpieces, to his use of natural wood headstock veneers to minimalistic use of bindings, Bob has been at the center of the instrument for longer than almost anyone else.

Artistic Guitars is proud to be associated with Benedetto guitars as a dealer of select Benedetto models.