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Al Bettis


From:
Houston, Texas USA
Post Posted 28 May 2011 8:39 am     Reply with quote

8x5. Tone machine, plays and tunes like a dream. Almost undetectable cabinet drop. Gary was very happy with this one, as am I. Great fit and finish. Delivered right on time and Gary is a super guy to work with. Many thanks.










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Norman Evans


From:
Tennessee
Post Posted 28 May 2011 9:49 am     Reply with quote

Congratulations on your new Rittenberry. A very nice looking instrument. I'm in line to get a new one and I sure will be glad when it's finished.
How about a sound clip?
Norm
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Al Bettis


From:
Houston, Texas USA
Post Posted 28 May 2011 12:09 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Norm - I'll work on that and drop you a line when its up. Look forward to seeing yours when its done.
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Scott Truax


From:
Florida
Post Posted 28 May 2011 12:27 pm     New Rittenberry Reply with quote

Al,

Great looking guitar!
I really like the diagonal pearl strip on the front.
Nice touch on a fine guitar.
I'm sure you'll love it. I do mine.

Scott
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Jim Hollingsworth


From:
Princeville, Kingdom of Hawaii - USA
Post Posted 29 May 2011 9:43 am     Reply with quote

I sure love mine! In fact I am gonna get another to prove it! Seriously - they are a fine, fine instrument that do get better with time.

Jim
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John Gould


From:
Moorpark, CA
Post Posted 29 May 2011 8:57 pm     Big Al? Reply with quote

Nice Guitar!
Heck Al I didn't even know you play steel.
I've seen you play for years but it's always been
guitar. Enjoy looks like you got a nice one there.
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Roger Crawford


From:
Locust Grove, GA USA
Post Posted 30 May 2011 9:33 am     Reply with quote

Al, I was in the Cookeville area today, and stopped in to see Gary for a few minutes. He asked if I had seen your post with the pictures of your guitar. I told him I had, but hadn't had a chance to post about it. It's a beauty for sure, and Gary said the drop was about one cent! Of course ALL of Gary's guitars sound great. I know you're loving it.
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Dennis Wireman


Post Posted 31 May 2011 6:09 am     Al Reply with quote

Al great looking steel there my friend. Looks like Gary has made another master piece and happy costumer. I love mine. enjoy
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Al Bettis


From:
Houston, Texas USA
Post Posted 31 May 2011 8:36 am     Reply with quote

Howdy, John. I did double duty on guitar and played an LDG back in the day in Austin and Dallas from 1976 to about 1982, when I sold some stuff off and got a 'real job' to support my growing family and music habit. The bug bit me again last year, real hard, and I'm pursuing with a vengeance. This is my first foray in to the C6th world, so I'll have something to work on the rest of my days. Prop me up next to the jukebox! Having a good playing instrument makes it all the more enjoyable. Hope to see you out and about. Thanks!
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Jody Cameron


From:
Angleton, TX,, USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 9:14 am     Reply with quote

Al, that's a mighty fine looking D-10! I have a Rittenberry D-10 too, and I really like it. You're not far from me...I'd love to see it in person someday.
Enjoy your new guitar! JC Smile
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Brandon Ordoyne


From:
Needville,Texas USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 9:24 am     Reply with quote

Very nice lookin' guitar! I have a 2009 Black SD-10...and I LOVE IT! Smile Gary does fine work!

Brandon
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Al Bettis


From:
Houston, Texas USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 11:18 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, all you Rittenberry owners. I studied your photos and sound clips where available and they definitely influenced my decision to go with a Ritt and the design and style.

Hope to see you Gulf Coast guys out and about down Hwy 288 and 59.
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Bill Dobkins


From:
Rolla Missouri, USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 1:15 pm     Reply with quote

Welcome to the Ritt club or should I sat the TONE club.
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Kevin Hatton


From:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

Gary makes a superior sounding/playing steel. He's arrived. These are tone instruments.
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Steve English


From:
Baja, Arizona
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

He arrived quite some time ago, and they've been tone instruments all along Smile

Al you have a quality guitar there!
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Kevin Hatton


From:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Post Posted 1 Jun 2011 5:04 pm     Reply with quote

Actually Gary has been on a long, interesting journey and his guitars are in demand now more than they ever have been. His efforts to achieve the current tone have been deliberate and didn't happen by chance. He is an extremely knowledgeable builder when it comes to tone.
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Carl Kilmer


From:
East Central, Illinois
Post Posted 2 Jun 2011 9:19 am     Reply with quote

Al, that's a real beauty for sure. Gary played it for me to hear
when he was almost finished with it, and what a fantastic sound.
I know you're gonna love it as much as the rest of us love ours.
Enjoy it my friend, and post something so we can hear you play it.
Carl "Lucky" Kilmer
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Skip Cole


From:
North Mississippi
Post Posted 5 Jun 2011 8:01 pm     Reply with quote

My radar did a spin when i heard Mr "Lucky" Cool Kilmer , playing his Ritt on Youtube several months ago. I had never heard a Ritt played before and the tone will jump out and grab ya. I found a fellow selling his SD-10 Ritt so's he could get a D-10 and bought his. There's a picture of it on Gary's site. It was Dustin Cook's . I really like it.

Skip
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Tom Wolverton


From:
San Diego, CA
Post Posted 6 Jun 2011 8:04 am     Nice D-10 Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar. If you don't mind me asking, what is the weight? Either in or out of the case?
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Al Bettis


From:
Houston, Texas USA
Post Posted 6 Jun 2011 12:07 pm     weight Reply with quote

Thanks, Tom.

From the shipping label it was 65 lbs in the case.
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Daniel J. Cormier


From:
Lake Charles, LA, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2011 5:59 am     Reply with quote

Nice looking guitar Bet is sounds very bit as good as mine.
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Rittenberry with Tone to the bone,profex or tubefex and what ever amp, hilton pedal, BJS bars. Email at kajunsteelman@yahoo.com.
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Al Bettis


From:
Houston, Texas USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2011 6:24 am     Reply with quote

Hey Danny

Como se va -

It would sound as good if you were playin' it!

I need to come see you in Lake Charles one of these days; maybe on the way to Mamou.

Thanks, man.
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