NAMM '16 - Ritter 20th Anniversary "Red Dragon" Princess Isabella

March 3, 2016
Celebrating a 20th anniversary, luthier Jens Ritter decks out his jazz guitar with a flamboyant print from China and white gold inlays.
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NAMM Day 1

GALLERY: NAMM 2016 Day 1

January 22, 2016
A few highlights from Day 1 of NAMM.
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Ritter R8 Singlecut Bass Review

Ritter R8 Singlecut Bass Review

August 10, 2012
Intelligently engineered, the R8 Singlecut bass is an extraordinary handmade instrument and is an ideal choice for the professional bassist or one who is able to spend top dollar for the ultimate in tone and craftsmanship.
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Winter NAMM 2012

Winter NAMM 2012

February 10, 2012
Editor’s top picks from Anaheim—the cream of the crop in cutting-edge gear.
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Ritter Instruments Shop Tour

August 30, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is in Deidesheim, Germany where Jens Ritter gives him a tour of his winery that he's converted into a workshop where he makes some of the best bass guitars in the world.
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Montreal Guitar Show '11 - Jens Ritter Instruments

August 5, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Jens Ritter booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Benson Tribute, Cora, and Bone.
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Video Review- Jens Ritter Princess Isabella Guitar

May 18, 2010
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his latest review in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar -- the Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Baritone Jazz Guitar.

The Isabella is Jens Ritter's (renowned bass luthier) take on building a hollowbody-style guitar but with a solid body construction. It also uniquely thin as it only measures 1" thick. Also, it has a very different bridge design/construction, which Ritter describes as "the hand cast bridge foot is mounted into a small hollowed area carved into the body that exactly matches the contour of the bridge foot. The bridge foot is held in place by a friction setting and only makes contact with a 2mm thin elliptical contour ridge along the hollow area. Thus, most of the surface area on the interior side of the bridge foot and the bridge studs float in the hollow area."

The body is made from a very light swamp ash, the neck is switenia mahogany and the fingerboard is Bavarian maple. The tuners are Gotohs, the bridge is a Schaller and the pickup is a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz.

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Ritter Instruments - Princess Isabella, Roya,Cora

March 29, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse 2010 where he visits the Ritter Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to check out what is new from Jens Ritter's company.

Here, we get to see new Ritter basses, including the Roya 5-string, the Raptor, the Jupiter 6-string (Grateful Dead Phil Lesh's signature instrument) and the new brand new Cora. In addition, we get our first glimpse at Ritter's first guitar -- the Princess Isabella. This guitar is a jazz guitar with a very lightweight swamp ash body, Switenia mahogany neck, bavarian maple fingerboard and it has a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz pickup.

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