Jens Ritter Used Princess Isabella Model Custom Baritone Guitar
This Baritone guitar is a custom collector's piece that you are guaranteed to not ever find a comparable substitute. This guitar was inspired by a conversation between Jens Ritter and our very own Rudy Pensa to be a guitar suited for jazz that also incorporates Jen Ritter's innovative and explorative style. This guitar is undoubtedly unique, and is sure to bring sounds out that you did not know existed! This guitar has been thoroughly checked over and fully set up by our in-house luthiers and is ready to steal your heart!
From Jens Ritter's Website
"The Princess Isabella Baritone Guitar Concept was conceived during a conversation with (Our Very Own) Rudy Pensa (the well-known guitar collector from New York). He asked how I might design and create a "jazz guitar" using my established style and techniques of instrument making. In my 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 4 years of continual design, research and development, the Princess Isabella Baritone Guitar Concept was finished."
Body Thickness: The body is unusually thin, measuring approximately one inch in thickness.
String Attachment: The backside attached string bows function as an "attack delay" mechanism.
Semi-Floating Bridge: Instead of using a traditional "floating" bridge or attaching the bridge with studs into the body, 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 combination of these exclusive features create a "hollowbody" resonance, which results in a warm and open tone, typically found only in a hollowbody guitar.
Body: Very Light Swamp Ash
Neck: Switenia Mahogany
Fingerboard: Bavarian Maple
Frets: Golden custom made "Hard-Alloy" frets
Tuners: Gotoh SGL HAP-A 510
Nut: Rendered Cow Bone
Bridge foot: Ritter Handcast Brass Foot, 24kt Gold Finish
String Attachment: Ritter Handcast Brass Bows, 24kt Gold Finish
Electronics: Volume & Tone
Backplate Brass: 24kt Gold Finish / Laser engraved
Pickups: Haeussel Custom Flat-Jazz / Direct out