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Talking Guitar: Jens Ritter 'Rocks' NAMM 2018

Seeing "SOLD' signs scattered across every instrument at a Ritter Instruments guitar show exhibition is no surprise, in fact not seeing it would be! Our good friend, master luthier and artist Jens Ritter sold out his entire collection in under three hours at this year's Winter NAMM show...quite incredible!

We caught up with Jens to talk about the guitars he was exhibiting and the inspiration behind them.

The Princess Isabella 'Purple Rain' ...

The Princess Isabella guitar was inspired after Rudy Pensa of Rudy's Guitars asked how Jens might design and create a 'jazz guitar' using his established style and techniques of instrument making. In Jens' mind, the challenge was to create an instrument that would have similar sustain, attack and basic sound characteristics of a traditional 'hollowbody' jazz guitar, but with a solid body. After four years of continual design, research and development, the Princess Isabella was born.

Here is The North American Guitar's

Ritter Instruments - Princess Isabella 'Dirty Blue'...

And here is the incredible limited edition

Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Electric Guitar, 'The Blue Dragon'

"I was in London a few years ago. It started to rain like crazy and I was looking for shelter in a little shop downtown I just passed by accident. It was a specialist in vintage fabrics for upholstery. I bought the whole stock of this beautiful vintage gold brocade fabric which gave this limited instrument series its name." Jens Ritter.

For more information on Jens Ritter or to commission a custom build Ritter Intrument, please call us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or email us here.

Until next week...have a great weekend.


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