Ruokangas in stock - Duke Classic with Valvebucker #293

Duke Classic Valvebucker® AVAILABLE

SERIAL NUMBER: 1910293-D

Specifications

Amount of frets: 22

Back colour: Honey

Back finish: Glossy back finish

Body binding: Arctic Birch

Body construction: Solid

Body wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Bridge: ABM 3024na

Fret marker style: Mother-of-pearl R inlay

Fret material: Stainless Steel

Fret size: Jumbo

Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros Ebenum)

Fretboard binding: Matched with body

Fretboard finish: Oil / Wax

Fretboard radius: 12"

Hardware: Gold plated

Headstock face: Ebony (Diospyros Ebenum)

Neck construction: Long tenon set-neck

Neck profile: Big C

Neck wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Pickup set: Valvebucker®

Scale length: 24,75"

Strap buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

String gauge: Elixir Nanoweb 010-046

Top colour: Honeyburst

Top finish: Glossy top finish

Top wood: Arctic Birch #1149-1-C

Tuners: Locking Gotoh SGL510MGT

Tuning: Standard

Wiring: Valvebucker® custom

Weight: 3.66kg / 8.1lbs

Price: 8 500€

The first ever Duke powered with Valvebucker. Other than the pickup, the specs are (not coincidentally!) identical with the Duke #1, that I still use as one of my personal guitars. So in some ways, this guitar, the Duke #293, closes the circle I started to draw 25 years ago when I founded this company.

This guitar was introduced at the Helsinki Tonefest in January 2020. After that it traveled to Tokyo to be reviewed in the 'Guitar Magazine'. And from Japan the guitar's journey continued to Cologne, Germany, where my friend Franz Holtmann wrote a review of the instrument to the 'Gitarre & Bass' -magazine. By now I was missing the guitar dearly... but it didn't want to come home yet - but continue to Paris, where another friend, Pierre Journel, did a video review of the guitar for 'The Guitar Channel'. Where next? Depends on the circumstances, I guess... ;)

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

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