The Most Expensive Bass Guitar in the World
The Ritter Royal Flora Aurum is the most expensive bass guitar in the world with valued at $100,000. The Ritter Royal Flora Aurum, as it’s called, has a body carved from a rare, solid piece of maple while the nut is carved from 10,000-year-old mammoth ivory. The fingerboard is decorated with a floral inlay pattern made of 24-karat gold. There’s even a black diamond set in platinum decorating each leaf. Even the bridge, tuner buttons and knobs are cast in gold. The knobs on this luxurious bass hold an additional embellishment, they’re both topped with brilliant-cut diamonds (3.3 carats total).
The most expensive bass guitar comes from a designer of top of the line guitars, Jens Ritter, and it is neither one that you will be able to find in your local music shop nor is it even completed yet. The most expensive bass guitar in the world is being created by Jens Ritter for a private customer who specially asked for the guitar to be custom made for them.
Because the guitar is being made for and purchased by a private owner, even if you had the $100,000 that is said to be the guitar’s value, you still wouldn’t be able to buy it. The Flora Aurum is a work in progress and is on hold for one lucky buyer.
A financially endowed bass player might look at any one of Jens Ritter’s bass guitars, which start at $6,000, and be content. After all, the German luthier’s expensive basses are made with some of the same techniques used to make Stradivarius violins. One customer, however, wasn’t satisfied with one of Ritter’s normal guitars and we’re lucky for it. After all, if it weren’t for this customer, we wouldn’t be able to tell you about the world’s most expensive bass guitar.