BodyRecycled chopsticks (bamboo)
Top & bottomSpent coffee grounds, embossed & even
NeckRecycled chopsticks (bamboo), strengthened with carbon fibre
FretboardSpent coffee grounds, plain, densified
Scale length864 mm / 34″
Frets22 medium/jumbo
InlaysCoffee beans
HeadplateRecycled chopsticks (bamboo)
PickguardDenim from end-of-use garment
PickupsHäussel Custom, cover out of recycled chopsticks (bamboo)
ControlsVolume, tone
BridgeSchaller 3D-4, chrome
TunersSchaller M4, chrome
FinishSatin-gloss varnish

Atlas is the titan whose strong shoulders support the firmament. He ensures our survival by making sure that the sky does not fall on our heads.

His tone is precise and long-lasting, like his willingness to carry the dome of the sky. It is kept purist and effective, as in the origin of bass building, to conserve resources and match the solid sound of its natural construction.

From now on, everyone can hear that sustainability really sounds good.

Our collaboration with Michael Kalbe (BASF SE), Dirk Harste from ecobrain and Felix Böck from Chopvalue has resulted in this worldwide unique instrument. Its body and neck, as well as the pickguard, are made (almost) exclusively from recycled materials. Innovative processes and binders make it possible to produce panel materials from waste materials from our society and industry in an environmentally friendly way that is harmless to health. These clever gentlemen gave us these materials and the task of making it all sound. Voilà.

Gitarren Richter is committed to effectively sustainable instrument making. This is a milestone in history and may mean the future of guitar making. It is the beginning of something great and many more instruments will follow..