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Finland (April 9, 2013) -- Ruokangas Guitars has launched a semi-hollow version of their Unicorn model–a singlecut carved top electric and a 5-string version of their Steambass. Master luthier Juha Ruokangas is known as a pioneer of using Spanish Cedar and Arctic Birch tonewoods in his guitars, and the Unicorn Artisan follows this trademark wood recipe as well.
Unicorn Artisan / General Specifications:
The light weight body and the set-in neck of the guitar are made of Spanish Cedar, the top wood is Finnish Arctic Birch and the fretboard options include East Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood (CITES), Ebony and Arctic Birch. Other specs include handwound Unicorn Custom pickups, TonePros locking bridge and aluminium tailpiece, 2-way truss rod, stainless steel frets and Gotoh SD510 tuners.
Steambass 5 / General Specifications:
There are two versions available - Classic and Deluxe. The difference between the models is the body construction - the Classic comes with Alder body, and the Deluxe with Spanish Cedar body and Arctic Birch top. The neck of the Steambass is made of thermo treated (roasted) Maple and the fretboard options include East Indian Rosewood, Ebony, Maple and Arctic Birch (pic). Other specs include handwound Steambass Custom pickups, Hipshot bridge, 2-way truss rod, stainless steel frets and Gotoh tuners.
As always, you can customize your Ruokangas guitar in a lot of different ways. We offer loads of colors, various top grades, neck profiles, fret sizes, wirings, finishes etc. Go create your own custom model in the Ruokangas Guitar Builder online guitar configurator tool.
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