Ridge @ Formentera Guitars

August 2018

Yezzzz, I did it. I was there. I took the chance of a 3-week- gap in the calendar to build my own, self-constructed electric guitar, and for spoiler-alert's sake, I came up with this beauty:

I don't wanna come up with meticulous blog on how I did everything step by step from the choice of the wood all the way to the end of oiling and the whole assembly screw by screw, but I do wanna share some great moments on a "fuckin' paradise"- kinda island (Robert Plant), meeting lovely people, learning a lot 'bout the construction of my instrument, exploring how it's done, and finally coming up with a fine, fine guitar. Enjoy!

The features

Okay, what we got here is a killer-type flame maple neck under a rosewood fretboard, set into a alder body, a self-wound P90 in neck position, an equally self-wound Humbucker in bridge position (both slightly over-wound), and a L.R.Baggs Vibrato-bridge, featuring a piezo pickup for mimicking an acoustic guitar sound. The balance between the piezo and the magnetics is set by a blend knob, and since there's only one more knob to be found on the top (Volume, of course, alongside with the toggle switch), you may already have been assuming rightly: There is no tone knob. Neither are split or out-of-phase options, nuffin.


Some impressions from the building process. Click the pics to enlarge:

For more information check out their website www.formentera-guitars.com! For me, it was a great trip and worth every minute and €.

Comming up - Richie live

(Confirmed at this point of time):


27.5. Papenburg (Paniker)

28.5. Chattahoochee HH (Johnny B. Bad)

08.7. Ratzeburger Sommer (Paniker)

06.8. Open Air Bendorf Kirchplatz (Paniker)

What's up, Ridge?


Ah, I'll get straight to the point:

Get your vaccination, if you haven't yet. And if you have: I.thank.you. <3

This is Christmas time, and how could you show your appreciation more than giving your respect to the society by helping to fight coronavirus.

And as I'm talking xmas:

Welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), be good to yourself, stay calm and ROCK! \m/


Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:


The Gear page needed an update wich was long overdue. Particularly the floor board has been outdated...


I added some pics from the Paniker's gig at the beloved Downtown Blues Club in Hamburg. More coming up...


The guestbook is back! I had to take it off due to massive spam issues. Now, YOU can drop me some lines here!


Added some pics here and there, mostly on the Fomentera-and JonesGang- pages.


Added Ridge @ Formentera Guitars page