Newsletter June 2011

Dear Customers, Dear Friends,

let me start with the bad news:

Recently I broke my arm and shoulder in an accident. After the first examination, the doctors were not sure whether I would ever be able to build instruments again. This was a big shock! Luckily my new physiotherapist, specialized in injuries like mine, is sure that I will have a 100% functional arm again in a few months!

Because of this situation there will be an order delivery delay of 6 to 8 weeks.

Also, some other plans had to be changed:

1. GTG-BASS Meeting in Washington: I will not be able to travel to Washington next Sunday. I will do a live-workshop tour and answer questions via Skype Video instead.

2. Montreal Guitar Show: I will also not be able to participate in the Montreal Guitar Show, first week of July. My agent Jamie Gale will be present and will bring some available instruments to check out.

The GoodNews:

3. FACEBOOK: My friend Gregor Fris just released the new official JENS RITTER INSTRUMENTS Facebook Fan Page! He will continually post videos and pictures as of now.

Please check out ...and LIKE it if you like it!

Talk to you soon!


June 24, 2011
Newsletter April 2011

Dear Customers, dear Friends!

this year started with a sensational kick off: The release of the Princess Isabella GEORGE BENSON TRIBUTE last January turned out a great success! The last guitar of the second run was sold in February. But tomorrow at the Frankfurt Musikmesse I will have some new available Bensons at my booth! Also there will be a lot of very cool one of a kind Basses! Check out the pictures.


The News of April 2011:

1. Beautiful one of a kind Cora 4-String: SHUDARELLA "The Brainstorm" - see pictures here
2. George Benson Tribute now with all black hardware available! See pictures here
3. Visit me @ FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE from tomorrow on at Hall 4.0 / Booth Number J36
. See all instruments here


See you next days or talk to you soon!



PS: New Instrument Pictures every week? Follow me on FACEBOOK:

April 05, 2011

THE SIMPSONS  Roya 5-String 

See more detail pics at:

March 07, 2011
Newsletter January 2011

Dear Customers, dear Friends!

Welcome to 2011! The last year has been very successful for us! The PRINCESS ISABELLA BARITONE generated a big demand, and recently the guitar won the Premier Gear Award 2010 of the Premier Guitar Magazine! Also some more famous musicians became RITTER Owners! Read more:


Here is the news of January 2011:


2. Welcome MARY J BLIGE as a new RITTER Customer!
4. NAMM SHOW California - See new Basses online now!





When George Benson saw my "Baritone Princess" for the first time, he was delighted. Recently I delivered a slightly modified Princess to him: The Scale is now a 24.75" (e.g. like Gibson Les Paul). Fingerboard, pickup, bridge foot and trussrod cover are naturally finished. Also I added a Tone & a Volume Pot.

The "Benson-Tribute" is one out of very few solid body guitars in George Benson’s huge personal guitar collection!!! Welcome Mr. Benson to the Ritter Owners Club! It's a huge honor for me!

See the guitar here:




2 . Welcome MARY J BLIGE as new RITTER Customer!

Last July Superstar Mary J Blige fell in love with my CORA 5-String Bass. She immediately custom ordered one and I delivered it to her a few weeks ago. Now she's an official new JENS RITTER INSTRUMENTS Player!

Her comment regarding the Cora: "This bass is so sexy!!!". T o see a picture of Mary and her Cora, scroll down this page.




3 . Facebook


Recentley I started a Facebook page. Please sign up to receive regular news and pictures.




4 . NAMM SHOW California - Basses Online Today


I will be at the NAMM Show in Anaheim California from January 14th to 17th.

NOTE: I have a new Location: Upstairs Hall C Booth #4182

For pictures and Information of the new available instruments, click here.



See or talk to you soon!

Jens Ritter

January 06, 2011
New FINISHES page online!


See new detail pics on the FINISHES  page:

December 19, 2010
Welcome MARY J BLIGE as new customer!

Welcome MARY J BLIGE as new customer!

A few months ago Mary J Blige saw the new CORA Bass of her Bass Player JJ Smith. She immediately fell in love with it and custom ordered one for herself. She just loves bass! Last week I finished her instrument and delivered it to her personally.

Her comment: "This bass is so sexy!!!"


November 26, 2010
SHUDARELLA 3 "The Jugendstring"

Just finished: The new one of a kind Shudarella Series instrument  "The Jugendstring"



For more pictures & info click here:

October 12, 2010
New Facebook Page

Check out my new Facebook Page:

September 06, 2010
Princess on the Cover of "Gitarre&Bass" Magazine!

The August issue of the German Magazine "Gitarre&Bass" shows the PRINCESS ISABELLA on Cover:


Princess Isabella


I'm very proud to tell you that inside the PRINCESS ISABELLA is reviewed as a MASTERPIECE!

August 25, 2010
NEW WEBSITE and first RITTER VIDEO Newsletter online!

Dear Customers, dear Friends!


Welcome to the summer of 2010!


Since a few minutes I have a new website online!

A new special feature is our RITTER-TV Video page which we will fill up with nice videos in the next weeks.

You can read the news below or check out now my first VIDEO NEWSLETTER at: htts://



Here is the news of June 2010:



1. New website online!


After some weeks of work, today the new website is online. It contains some great features: A very well organized History Album where you can find nearly all instruments I've ever made in my life. It's now possible to search by different options like year of production, series or model.

If you are a Ritter owner, please check the history album for your instrument if it is online and if the owner information is correct.


Another big feature is our RITTER-TV Video page. In the next weeks we want to upload some videos which give you a better idea about our instruments. There will be movies like workshop tour or production videos. Also, the plan is to upload a short presentation video for each available instrument.

You can already watch an example on the bottom of the PHIL LESH Artist Series site:


Please surf all over the website and let me know any comment you have. I appreciate your opinion.


A very big THANK YOU goes out to Christophe at DEEP IMPACT WEBDESIGN  in Belgium for the long nights he spend to realize this site!






I will be at the MONTREAL GUITAR SHOW from July 2nd to July 4th. If you have the possibility to come, I would be happy to welcome you there.






Some nice instruments will be finished within the next weeks! Among others I will release the new Roya 5-String SHUDARELLA 3 "The Jugendstring".


In a few weeks I will also have a Facebook Site ready. So stay tuned for upcoming news!




See or talk to you soon!


June 29, 2010