Purple Rain

The purple rain guitar

I am sitting here on this Sunday evening looking at the cloudy sky with the intention of writing a blog entry about “The Purple Rain”, the guitar I created during the last three years after Prince’s death. In this post I wanted to talk about meeting one of my idols; communicating with an artist so free I could not imagine ever being this free myself; laughing with this person I hardly knew about strange ironic jokes,

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BASF and Jens Ritter – The 3D-printed guitar

I wasn’t the best school student. I was extremely lazy and demotivated. Luckily my father had some good connections at BASF and was able to get me an apprenticeship as a mechanic in their headquarters in Ludwigshafen  – Germany.

I loved this job! My desire to learn about working with metal and

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