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Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Acoustic

Jens Ritter’s basses always blow me away, and this R8 Acoustic model is no different. The four-string bass is crafted from solid red cedar with a maple neck and ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with oval ring inlays.

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Phil Lesh’s “Eye of Horus” Bass Guitar Acquired by National Museum of American History

Phil Lesh’s “Eye of Horus” bass, built by Jens Ritter, has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The modern-styled bass will be added to the museum’s extensive instrument collection, which also includes Prince’s and Eddie Van Halen’s guitars. Featuring Ritter’s Jupiter design with a solid silver “Eye of Horus” inlay at the 12th fret, the former...