THE PECHSTEIN – an electric guitar body fermented for 1 year in a wine barrel.

I’m very happy to announce the auction of THE PECHSTEIN. This unquestionable one of a kind rock guitar was fermented for one year in the finest Riesling wine of the Von Winning winery.

The guitar body and the wine barrel have been made out of the same locally cut oak tree! After 3 years of aging, the 500 bottles of wine are now ready for sale and the guitar will be auctioned off in 3 weeks.

100% of the money will be donated to children cancer research! (a receipt for Charitable Tax Deductions will be available!)

Auction information:

Start of the PECHSTEIN GUITAR charity auction:

Sunday 16th December 2018 at 18:00 (6pm) (time zone: Central European Standard Time (GMT+1))

End of the PECHSTEIN GUITAR charity auction:

Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 18:00 (6pm) (time zone: Central European Standard Time (GMT+1))

This project was a collaboration of the winery Von Winning, barrel maker Ralf Mattern of Fassmanufaktur Mattern and Kirk Bauer of Total Wine. We are all located in Deidesheim / Germany – the center of Riesling.

I want to thank all friends and companies who have supported this project! Special thanks go out to Frederic Gross for creating thepechstein.com website and the documentation movie.

I would appreciate it if you support this charity project by sharing it with friends, family, collegues and on social media!

Sign up to participate in or to receive updates about the auction at:

www.ritter-instruments.com/auction-signup.php

(If you want, you can stay anonymous by ticking the checkbox on your profile page)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Best regards

Jens

PS: More picture at: www.thepechstein.com

New art series

As some of you may already know, besides making instruments I also paint,  create sculptures and art installations. Some of my art pieces and installations have already been acquired by collectors and museums.

I mostly use the electric guitar as a medium for my art. There is just so much the electric guitar gave us over the last decades – not simply its function as a musical instrument. As an art project, I started to work on a path to better understand the electric guitar’s cultural impact on us. Through some of my artworks, I am changing its function to get closer to its core – to discover the electric guitar’s psychological content itself.
Continue reading “New art series”