Ruokangas Unicorn Supersonic #147

Like embers of open fire

I recall vividly the first time we fired up the first Valvebucker guitar prototype – the tubes softly lighting up with that warm glare… It gave me the chills! From those early days of research and development I had the thought: “Wouldn’t the legendary Rickenbacker colour Fire Glow combined with a flamed Arctic Birch top be just the perfect combo matching the ember-like gleam of the vacuum tubes?”. Well, here you have it – the first Fire Glow coloured Valvebucker guitar we’ve ever built. It is a captivating colour, and impossible to achieve without the aid of the magic of Finnish nature – the luscious red gradient reaching towards the natural coloured center, blending with the wavy grain pattern of the wild grown flamed arctic birch.

This Mojo Grande is also one of the first ever made Valvebucker Mk2 powered guitars. Now as the demos (scroll down to watch one of them!), photo sessions and guitar show premiere for the VB Mk2 are done, the guitar is available to purchase.

This guitar is sold as a demo instrument, even if in superb condition. If you hear the guitar calling your name, please contact me for an offer. Also, if you have any questions about the guitar or the purchasing process, I’m happy to help you!


Amount of frets: 21

Back colour: Deep Red

Back finish: Paper Thin Satin

Body construction: Semi-hollow

Body wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Bridge: Gotoh/Wilkinson WT3 Chopped

Fret marker style: Dots

Fret material: Stainless Steel

Fret size: Medium

Fretboard:  Figured Arctic Birch (Betula Pendula Carelica)

Fretboard finish: Glossy

Fretboard radius: 12″

Hardware: Nickel plated

Headstock colour: Natural

Knob type: Dome

Neck finish: Satin

Neck profile: 42mm wide at nut / Fast C

Neck wood: Rock Maple (Acer Saccharum)

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Pickup: Valvebucker Mk2

Scale length: 25,5″

Strap buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

String gauge: Elixir Nanoweb 010-046

Top colour: Fire Glow

Top finish: Glossy

Top wood: Highly Figured Arctic Birch (Betula Pendula Carelica)

Tuners: Non-locking Gotoh SD91

Tuning: Standard

Wiring: Valvebucker Custom / 5-way switch

Weight: 2.88kg / 6.35lbs

Valvebucker PSU (Power Supply Unit) in matching colour included

12VAC wall adapter included

XLR cable (3 meters) included

Hiscox custom hard case included

Warranty: 20 Years

Price: 8 200€

Juha Ruokangas - Quality exists in everything you do

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