Ruokangas Duke Artisan Absinthe Green #1105243-D - Used

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About This Listing

Condition: Used, Excellent

Master builder, Juha Ruokangas, sure knows how to make something special. Basing the Duke on a quest for the true tone of '50s set-neck guitars but featuring some rarer tonewoods, this Duke Artisan has a soulful, wizened sound, an ergonomic shape, and an eye-popping transparent green finish the likes of which we've never seen before!

SP Luthier Notes: Setup

Natural forms and vibrations

You know how the waves break to the shore of an ocean – how the sand gathers into ever-changing rippled formations at the beach – or how a little plant starts growing its first leaves and how they curl up in the most natural way…

I love the Art Nouveau era of architecture and decorative arts that drew its inspiration from natural forms, curves and structures. That same vibration is all around us, be it visual, audible or intuitive. You can feel it in your heart and soul. This is the source of my inspiration for the sound and appearance of Duke Artisan.

When you ask, this guitar answers

The Artisan is a lightweight, semi-hollow electric guitar. It is an extremely responsive musical instrument. When you ask, this guitar answers. The body and neck are made of my trademark wood species, spanish cedar.

Model: Duke Artisan

Serial: 1105243-D

Year: 2011

Weight: 7.0 lbs

Colour: Absinthe Green

Body Finish: Nitro Gloss Top, Paperthin Satin Back

Neck Finish: Nitro / Paperthin Satin

Body Construction: Semi-hollow / Art Nouveau Soundhole

Neck Construction: Long Tenon Set-neck

Topwood: Subtly Figured Arctic Birch (Betula Pendula Carelica)

Bodywood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Neckwood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)

Scale Length: 24.75"

Fretboard Radius: 12"

Neck Profile: 43mm Big C

Frets: 22 / Medium Stainless Steel

Fret Markers: MOP R on 12th Fret

Binding: Arctic Birch (body)

Headstock: Ebony w/MOP Logo

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Hardware: Nickel Plated

Tuners: Gotoh SE700 Openback

Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-Matic

Strap Buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

Knob Type: Speed Style / Black

Pickguard: None

Pickup Config: H-H

Pickups: Unicorn Custom

Pickup Covers: Nickel Plated

Pickup Rings: Black

Wiring: V-T-T / 3-Way Switch

Tuning Method: Ruokangas Standard

Tuning: Standard (E)

Case: Hardshell

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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