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
New Desktop Pictures added

Check them out @
February 16, 2015
NAMM 2015

Dear customers, dear friends,

The new NAMM Show instruments are now online! See them at

We are proud to present our 2 new models: The Okon Concept Bass & the Porsch Guitar.
Okon Concept

The Porsch is a pure rock guitar with a very dynamic design.  We'll have 3 Porsch guitars at our NAMM booth for you to check out.
Ritter Porsch Guitar

A few weeks ago we released 2 one of a kind instruments in my "Blast from the Past"-series, the Converse Guitar & the Wurstmarkt.
Watch "The story of the Converse Guitar" at
We'll be bringing those 2 instruments to the show, plus the 3rd from the series called "Back in Black", which was inspired by the second album I bought in my life.
Porsche Back in Black uitar

We are honored to welcome Cosmo Music as our new Canadian Dealer:

Visit me at NAMM 2015 in Anaheim California / January 22-25 / Hall C - Booth #4178.

Best regards,
Jens Ritter
January 20, 2015
CONVERSE Chuck Taylor Guitar & Holy Grail Guitar Show

Dear customers, dear friends,

a whilde back I was talking with a friend about the times we went skateboarding together.
I remembered the shoes I was wearing at that time: Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars.
This gave me the inspiration for an instrument I just finished a few hours ago.
You can see this guitar this weekend at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany.

Converse Chuck Taylor Guitar

We have also just finished another one-of-a-kind Bass called "The Wurstmarkt"

The Wurstmarkt

See both instruments at

Bass Gear Magazine wrote a review of the "X-men" R8 Concept.
Check it out!

All the best!
November 13, 2014
New Instruments - Instagram - Youtube

Dear Customers, dear friends,

it's been a while since we had some instruments available due to the many custom orders, but we managed to squeeze in 2 extra basses and 1 Princess Isabella guitar for those who do not want to wait 18 months for a custom order.

A beautiful R8 5-string with our new SUPER BABY BLUE Finish:

A Sandblasted R8 5-string:

And an All White Princess Isabella Benson Tribute:

I have also decided to put some of our demo instruments for sale at demo prices:
An R8 4-string version of the first R8 we've ever made:

A Princess Isabella Limited Edition "CO" Baritone guitar

Social Media
We are very honored to have reached almost 24,000 likes on our Facebook page, and by popular demand we have also started an Instagram page.
You can now follow us @

For those of you who couldn't join us at the "Art of Electric Guitars" exhibition last June, we've uploaded a short impression to our Youtube channel.
Watch it at

All the best!
October 10, 2014
The X-men at NAMM

Dear Customers, dear Friends!

We have just uploaded the new NAMM Show instruments! Click here for pictures:


This year I'm very happy to present "The X-Men" Concept! A very long X-Men movie night last winter inspired me to create this bass! Beside other one of a kind instruments, you can see "The X-Men" at the upcoming NAMM Show in Anaheim California next week, from January 23rd to 26th.

Visit me in Hall C at Booth #4178.

I also want to introduce you to my new OMAKASE blind order possibility. Ever ordered an instrument without having an idea what you get at the end? Check out OMAKASE ordering here:


All the best and talk to you soon!


January 18, 2014
Beautiful new Cora available!

Now available: Cora 5-String with an exceptional Master Grade Quilted Maple top!
Get information and see more pictures here:

Ritter Cora 1306
November 08, 2013
New Inlay Gallery Online!!!

Check out our new Collection of Inlays here

September 03, 2013
New Model

Dear Customers, dear Friends!

I'm proud to officially present my new Guitar Model THE PJS! This instrument was developed with the support of my friend Paul Schupf.
Ritter PJS Model

Tomorrow I'm leaving for the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Santa Rosa / California which starts this Friday.

Besides other instruments I will show the R8-Concept "The Fairy Leaf" featuring the new FAIRY LEAF Inlay:
The Fairy Leaf

Also I'll have the funky Princess "THE AQUA MARINE" at my booth. This guitar is covered with thousands of Aquamarine Crystals.

All the best and see you in Santa Rosa coming weekend!


August 06, 2013
RITTER Taste Test in New York City!

Dear Customers, dear Friends!

I'm getting ready for an exciting trip to the USA, where I will visit the Smithsonian Museum in Washington for the first time, to see the "Eye of Horus" in their collection.

On Tuesday I will go to New York for the first "Ritter Taste Test" in Manhattan. There will be a big collection of my instruments for you to play and hear.
I would be happy to meet you there on Wednesday June 12th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM at:

Rudy's Music Stop - Soho
461 Broome Street
Soho NY 10013
United States
1 (212) 625-2557

All the best and see you in New York City next week!

June 07, 2013