“A groundbreaking electric guitar amplifier that sets a new standard”: Ritter’s new Encore might just be the most luxurious guitar amp ever made – but it’s going to cost you $40,000

Jens Ritter Instruments Encore
(Image credit: Jens Ritter Instruments)

Every once in a while, a new product hits the market with the aim of completely changing the game. Flipping the script. Shaking up the status quo. Altering the landscape of the guitar world as we know it today. You get the picture.

Well, this time, it’s the turn of boutique German guitar builder Jens Ritter Instruments, which has purportedly ushered in an entirely new era of electric guitar culture (its words, not ours) with the release of the Encore.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.