Ruf Guitars Unveils the Schrödinger

Offering innovative composite instruments made of Ruffaine, a fully adjustable material designed to achieve pristine tone.


This new line of Ruf Guitars offers ergonomics combined with the adjustable sound creates a reliable and comfortable tool for modern musicians because instruments made of Ruffaine are insensitive to changes of temperature and moisture in the air.

Features

  • Ruffaine flavored - Plain, Brown or Grey, depending on your tone preferences
  • Fretboard material type - Black Diamond or Maple Valley Richlite with a variety of inlay options, including our top-shelf hexagons and custom wishes
  • 25-1/2” scale length for 6 strings, 26-1/2" scale length for 7 strings
  • Wide choice of pickups’ brands and configurations
  • Neck coating of nano-silver molecules that reduce sweating and bacterial growth
  • Top-class hardware from Hipshot, Schaller, ABM and more

More info at: www.rufguitars.com. The Schrödinger Prototype was presented at NAMM 2022. Schrödinger 6 and 7-string guitars carry suggested prices of 3150 EUR and 3300 EUR plus tax respectively.


CuNiFe-driven Wide Range pickups and a 7.25" fretboard radius make this the most period-correct Thinline since the original.

Awesome, alive, and individual Wide Range pickup sounds. Great neck. A 7.25" fretboard radius. Light weight. Period-authentic 1 meg pots.

Taper on 1 meg pots not very nuanced. Less-than-plentiful ash supplies could mean odd grain matches on natural-finish guitars.

$2,399

Fender American Vintage II '72 Thinline Telecaster
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