For Sale SOLD | Richter 5e3 amplifier | Excellent | Available now | SOLD

grritz

The guitar plays me
Silver Member
May 2, 2014
1,253
Rock Hill, SC
CALLING THE RICHTER 5e3 “boutique” is an understatement. Mentioning that it’s “rare” is redundant.
This is serial number 46 — absolutely one of the best 5e3 amps ever created, and it’s available to Strat-Talk members for only $1,200.
I'd prefer not to ship this amp, but I'll be happy to run her to you within a few hours of the Charlotte (NC) Columbia (SC) area. If you’re not in the Southeast, then I'll ship her free.
PM me if you’re interested.


THE RICHTER 5e3 is in a class by itself. It's a classic example of painstaking craftsmanship! It’s all hand-wired — in the meticulous manner perfected by Sara Richter. Her husband, Gene, built and covered the enclosures. When Gene passed away some years ago, Sara stopped building amps. As a result, those Richters that are still out there are becoming more and more sought after.
This amp glows with tone. Great booming lows and solid, singing highs. She gives you everything you need for jazz, rock, blues and other forms. You hear a Richter and you’re immediately struck by its presence. It captures the room…all because of the unique 5e3 circuit.
Sure, there are other 5e3 amps out there.
But only a Richter is…well…a Richter.
 
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grritz

The guitar plays me
Silver Member
May 2, 2014
1,253
Rock Hill, SC
Yes, but after some time with it I realized that — although it's a wonderful amp — it just wasn't the amp for me. I'm letting it go because I know it will be "that" amp for someone else!
 
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GrooVey

Dr. Stratster
Nov 17, 2016
13,435
WV. USA
Dude. I just convinced myself Not,,,
to chase one of these 5e3 s.

Thanks.

I'm surprised it's still here.
Shouldn't last long.
 

grritz

The guitar plays me
Silver Member
May 2, 2014
1,253
Rock Hill, SC
Not an easy amp to sell. Makes me wonder about buying amps without playing them first.
Well, you're not gonna find a Richter to try out at your Guitar Center or your local mom-and-pop guitar store. When I went looking for the Richter, I did weeks of research on the and I looked at many different 5e3 amps. Finally, I decided the Richter was the best 5e3 out there. But...it took a while for me to find one in excellent condition.
I love the amp. As I mention in the writie-up, she "...glows with tone. Great booming lows and solid, singing highs. She gives you everything you need for jazz, rock, blues and other forms. You hear a Richter and you’re immediately struck by its presence. It captures the room…"
I'd love to keep her for my own and I'm only selling her reluctantly because she needs space to shine. Unfortunately, my studio is only 10x14 feet and I can't give her the singing space she needs. If I had more room, she'd be mine forever.
I'm certain she'll be "that amp!" for her next owner.
 
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Machew

Strat-O-Master
May 18, 2021
687
USA
Well, you're not gonna find a Richter to try out at your Guitar Center or your local mom-and-pop guitar store. When I went looking for the Richter, I did weeks of research on the and I looked at many different 5e3 amps. Finally, I decided the Richter was the best 5e3 out there. But...it took a while for me to find one in excellent condition.
I love the amp. As I mention in the writie-up, she "...glows with tone. Great booming lows and solid, singing highs. She gives you everything you need for jazz, rock, blues and other forms. You hear a Richter and you’re immediately struck by its presence. It captures the room…"
I'd love to keep her for my own and I'm only selling her reluctantly because she needs space to shine. Unfortunately, my studio is only 10x14 feet and I can't give her the singing space she needs. If I had more room, she'd be mine forever.
I'm certain she'll be "that amp!" for her next owner.
I get it... I'm speaking just about buying difficult amps the resell. I'm sure I could buy a Fender/Marshall... a few others and turn around and sell them more easily if they didn't work out. I'm currently interested in a Port City Pearl and and going to have to realize how difficult it will be to sell if for whatever reason it doesn't work out.
 

grritz

The guitar plays me
Silver Member
May 2, 2014
1,253
Rock Hill, SC
I get it... I'm speaking just about buying difficult amps the resell. I'm sure I could buy a Fender/Marshall... a few others and turn around and sell them more easily if they didn't work out. I'm currently interested in a Port City Pearl and and going to have to realize how difficult it will be to sell if for whatever reason it doesn't work out.
Agreed...it's taking some time for the Richter to sell. But I understand that's the way things are. Not everyone out there is looking for a Richter. But I'm being patient and I know that the right buyer will come along...and be grateful for the opportunity to own the Richter. Time takes time.
I don't know much about the Port City Pearl. I'll have to look her up!
 


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