Ridge @ Formentera Guitars

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:

27.04.2019 - JonesGang


30.04.2019 - Mona & die falschen 50er


04.05.2019 - Sammys Saloon

                      Chattahoochie Hamburg

What's up, Ridge?

I'm a bit excited 'bout a new project: Some years ago (I guess it was 2013) my good friend Sammy saw a YONKS performance at the Logo Hamburg and came up with the idea to cooperate with him on a Sammy/Yonks'ish kinda band with german lyrics. We developed (from scratch) and recorded some of these sailor/pirate-inspired songs a couple of weeks ago at Alex Mackenrott's (yes, the guy from Masterplan) place, not really knowing where this would lead us to. After listening to the results I must say, we came up with some fine, very special aural pearls I'd like to describe as "Sailor Heavy Rock". Holy shit, I'm proud of 'em, and I'm grateful Sammy called us! Now we're thinking of how to get this to you out there. Of course I'll keep ya posted!

Until then, welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), stay calm and ROCK! \m/


Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:


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


Added some YONKS-pics