DUKE Supersonic #328AVAILABLE

Juha Ruokangas talks about CITES

Why some guitars feel special and others don’t?

“I have noticed that it is often challenging for guitar players to understand why exactly a certain guitar feels special, while another one doesn’t. It could be due to the setup, string gauge, or some other easy-to-alter detail—but often, I’ve come to realize that if a certain guitar is not inspiring to play, changing the pickups or adjusting the instrument differently doesn’t help. The essence of it appears to be somewhere else and not so easy to detect and analyze.

The weight of this Duke Supersonic is 2.78 kg (6.13 lbs). The reason I mention the weight first is that there is a direct relevance between the light weight and why this instrument might remove certain obstacles between you and your music. Sounds cryptic, right? Well, hear me out before judging!

Under 3 kg is very light for a solid-body electric guitar of this style. As a result of the light weight, the acoustic timbre of the instrument is loud. Why? Because when you play, the energy of the strings transfers to the wood and makes it vibrate. The heavier and denser the wood, the more energy it would need to vibrate. So in this regard, lighter weight equals more vibration. Why is this vibration meaningful, then, you might ask? Because that is what players refer to, knowingly or not, when they say a certain instrument is exceptionally inspiring to play, or that the guitar cuts through in the mix better than the others.

If you’re interested in owning this guitar, please contact me for an offer. Also, if you have any questions about the guitar or the purchasing process, I’m happy to answer!


Amount of frets: 22

Body construction: Solid

Body wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Bridge: ABM 3024na

Colour: Sweet Amber

Finish: Satin

Fret marker style: Clay Dots

Fret material: Stainless Steel

Fret size: Narrow High

Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)

Fretboard finish: Oil / Wax

Fretboard radius: 12″

Handedness: Right Handed

Hardware: Nickel plated

Headstock face: Ebony (Diospyros Ebenum)

Knob type: Amber Speed style

Neck construction: Set-neck

Neck profile: Big C

Neck wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Pickguard: 4-ply Red Tortoise

Pickup rings: Twang Ring

Pickup set: Häussel Broad and 1953 P90

Scale length: 24,75″

Strap buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

String gauge: Elixir Nanoweb 010-046

Tuners: Non-locking Gotoh SE700

Tuning: Standard

Weight: 2.78kg / 6.13lbs

Price: 4 250€

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Interested? If you have questions, I’d love to help you out. Write me an email and I’ll get back to you soon!