UNICORN Classic #240SOLD

Ruokangas Unicorn Classic #224

The Key to Finding a Balance in life

Some of you might remember our Unicorn Video Diary, a 17-episode YouTube series that documented the complete design process and build of the first Unicorn guitars, introduced in January 2009 at The NAMM Show. That means 2024 is indeed the 15th anniversary of the Unicorn guitar. 🥳

One feature often overlooked in guitars is the balance, when playing sitting down, with the guitar resting on your lap. Those of you who watched the Unicorn Video Diary back in the day might recall that I discussed this at length in episode 2. I’ve found the Gibson Les Paul to be pretty back-heavy—it tends to fall backwards on your lap.

To improve the balance of the Unicorn, the body shape is quite different from the iconic Les Paul shape—and I don’t just mean the cutaway. I’m talking about the waist of the body shape. I’ve shifted the waistline down towards the bridge pickup, just enough that the guitar sits on your lap in perfect balance. This way, you don’t need to hold the guitar to maintain a comfortable playing position—the guitar stays nicely balanced on your lap, allowing you to focus on playing.

If you’re seriously interested in this guitar, please contact me for an offer. Or, if you have any questions about the instrument, I’m more than happy to answer!


Amount of frets: 22

Back colour: Amber

Back finish: Paperthin satin back/neck finish

Body binding: Cream (body/neck)

Body construction: Solid

Body wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Bridge: ABM 2504 Tune-o-matic

Fret marker style: Mother-of-pearl Crowns

Fret material: Stainless Steel

Fret size: Narrow High

Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)

Fretboard finish: Oil / Wax

Fretboard radius: 12″

Hardware: Nickel plated

Headstock face: Ebony (Diospyros Ebenum)

Neck construction: Long tenon set-neck

Neck profile: Boat ’59

Neck wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Pickguard: 1ply Cream

Pickups: Häussel ’59 Unibuckers

Pickup Covers and Rings: Cream

Scale length: 24,75″

Strap buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

String gauge: Elixir Nanoweb 010-046

Top colour: Teaburst ’59

Top finish: Glossy top finish

Top wood: Selected Arctic Birch

Tuners: Gotoh SD510 Non-locking

Tuning: Standard

Wiring: Vol-Vol-Tone-Tone / 3-way switch

Weight: 3.99kg / 8.80lbs

Hiscox custom hard case included

Warranty: 20 Years

Price: 7 030€

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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!