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Ruokangas Unicorn Supersonic #147

From 3D animation to reality

Some time ago, during one of our coffeebreaks one of my master luthiers – Jyrki Kostamo, that is – played with our Cuitar Creator app and came up with a Snow White coloured VSOP Classic, matching headstock colour, gold hardware and tortoise pickguard. He showed the guitar on the screen (scroll down and watch the screen capture video from Guitar Creator!) and said he’d like to make one like that – Snow White (looks great in stage lighting!) but with custom fret markers that are not available in the Guitar Creator. Sure, I said – go for it! Let’s put it on our stock page when it’s ready!

This is a good example how helpful our configurator can be – you can use it as a serious tool when planning a custom guitar. Sometimes the app doesn’t offer  100% what you’re after – but in most cases that extra mile can be made true – just ask!

Not so long time ago Jyrki got the guitar ready! Compare the 3D modelled Guitar Creator image with the real thing – it’s pretty darn close the same, isn’t it? Well, not the fret markers, but otherwise it’s spot on!

I picked the guitar up and played a few chords, and was immediately reminded of one thing that makes our guitars special. The way they respond unplugged – like a grand piano! And that said I have to immediately remind myself (to not get all worked up bragging!) that a big part of the glory must be addressed to the Thermal Ageing process of our wood. Proud to be part of the continuum kicked in motion many decades ago in Vilppula by my guitar making mentor, Dr. Rauno Nieminen and his ‘Thermally Aged Tonewood’ gang of inventors!

If your taste in guitars matches with Jyrki’s, here’s a chance to get a custom guitar without the long wait you’d normally have ahead of you. If you’re interested and/or have questions about the guitar or the purchasing process, contact me.


Amount of frets: 21

Body colour: Snow White

Body construction: Solid

Body finish: Glossy body finish

Body wood: Alder (Alnus Glutinosa)

Bridge: Wilkinson/Gotoh VSVG

Fret marker style: Silhouette Blocks

Fret material: Stainless Steel

Fret size: Narrow High

Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)

Fretboard finish: Oil/Wax

Fretboard radius: 12″

Hardware: Gold plated

Headstock colour: Matched with body

Knob type: S-style

Neck finish: Satin neck finish

Neck profile: Fast C

Neck wood: Rock Maple (Acer Saccharum)

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Pickguard: 4-ply Red Tortoise

Pickup set: SingleSonics / Matched set

Plastic details: White

Scale length: 25,5″

Strap buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

String gauge: Elixir Nanoweb 010-046

Tuners: Non-locking Gotoh SD91

Tuning: Standard

Wiring: Vol-Tone-Tone / 5-way switch

Weight: 3.62kg / 7.98lbs

Case: Hiscox custom hard case

Price: 5 050€
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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!