This luxurious bass 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. Thereâ€™s even a black diamond set in platinum decorating each leaf.
The bridge, tuner buttons and knobs are cast in gold. The knobs hold an additional embellishment: they are both topped with brilliant-cut diamonds (3.3 carats).
Ritter began as a musician who couldnâ€™t afford his own instruments, buying broken guitars and fixing them. When Madonnaâ€™s bass player rang his doorbell and asked to see his collection, he realized his hobby might be his lifeâ€™s work.
Ritter makes about 60 handcrafted guitars each year. His line of custom-designed Ritter Royals is being sold by Wynn & Co. Jewelry in the esplanade at Wynn Las Vegas.