Welcome Nile Rodgers!

We are very proud to welcome Grammy Award winner, founding member of Chic, top producer & unique guitar player Nile Rodgers to the Ritter family!!!

October 15, 2017
The Jens Ritter PECHSTEIN

Dear customers, dear friends,

I'd like to tell you about a project that is very important to me, but first some other news:

Our order books are filled and delivery times are getting long (Spring 2019 at the moment). With adding coating specialist Sabeur Baccouche to the RITTER team, we expect to get your instruments ready faster.
We are already working on some new spectacular finishes too... So stay tuned!

Starting in September, The North American Guitar store in London will be the exclusive UK dealer for JENS RITTER INSTRUMENTS. There will be an official launch event, held at their London Showroom on the 14th September. I will be there with some new guitars and I will talk about my instrument making. For more information about the event, please visit:

We have managed to squeeze in some extra basses and guitars in between our orders. See what is available at

Now I would like to present to you: THE PECHSTEIN. A crazy project I started together with some local friends here in my village. We built a wine barrel and a guitar body out of a local oak tree and fermented the guitar body in the finest Riesling of the Von Winning winery. Later this year we will sell the wine and auction off the finished instrument. All proceeds will go to Children Cancer Research!

wine barrel

There is a short video about the project at YOUTUBE:

You can find more pictures and info at

By the way: We have reached 20 000+ INSTAGRAMM Followers! Thank you!

August 25, 2017
Thank you Grand Guitars magazine for the article on the PJS German Wasp!
March 10, 2017
Thank you to Bass Professor Magazin for the article on the Princess Isabella Bass and the Triangle Video Pictures.
TV-Documentary about Jens Ritter Instruments

The German TV just released a 30min Documentary movie about the production of 2 instruments and the delivery to New York (German language only):
March 03, 2017
Exhibithion in the Grand Palais / Paris @ Revelations Fine Arts

I will exhibit at the GRAND PALAIS in Paris from May 3rd to May 8th 2017 at the REVELATIONS Craft and Fine Arts biennial.
February 15, 2017
Boston Museum Of Fine Arts acquires Jens Ritter Instrument

Dear customers, dear friends,

I'm very proud to announce that the Boston Museum Of Fine Arts, considered one of the finest art museums in the world, has acquired my R8-Concept for their permanent collection.

Darcy Kuronen (Curator of the Boston Museum of fine Arts)

I recently visited Boston and saw the instrument in its new home!  It's a fantastic feeling knowing that another world famous art museum has one of my instruments in its collection!
More pictures and info @

We have several used, refurbished and new instruments available. Check them out @

Best regards,
Jens Ritter
November 16, 2016
20 Anniversary book now available to order until October 2016!

You can now order our 20th Anniversary book which will be released in October. Visit for more info!

September 27, 2016
New Wallpaper "Red Dragon" available now!

We just added a new Wallpaper Picture for your desktop.
Download the RED DRAGON at

March 28, 2016

Dear customers, dear friends,

20 year ago I built my first instruments and I definitely couldn't imagine where this journey would take me...

I'm very happy that it is still a lot of fun to create and build basses and guitars all year long!


Because of the 20th anniversary, I will bring some special instruments to the NAMM show in Los Angeles, next week! I have produced some short movies to document the making of 2 special instruments:


A Porsche stained with a mixture of JIM BEAM Bourbon and charcoal from burned quilted maple! This was the best smelling stain I have every used in my career!


See the making of movie on youtube:


We have colored a Monroe with a color extract made from rose petals, grown near our showroom window:

The First Rose

See the making of movie on youtube:


The RED DRAGON - a Princess Isabella Benson Tribute covered with a vintage gold brocade fabric, featuring a solid pure white gold Flora Aurum inlay and 3.4ct of rubies in total.

The Red Dragon

See and hear this instrument on youtube:


To see pictures of all available NAMM Show instruments, click on this link:


For those of you who want to see these instruments live: I will be at NAMM Show in Anaheim California next week, from January 21st to 24th. My location is as always: Hall C - Booth #4178

See or talk to you soon!

March 21, 2016