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Ruokangas Duke Artisan Absinthe Green #1105243-D - Used  From Other


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Condition: Used, Excellent

Master builder, Juha Ruokangas, sure knows how to make something special. Basing the Duke on a quest for the true tone of '50s set-neck guitars but featuring some rarer tonewoods, this Duke Artisan has a soulful, wizened sound, an ergonomic shape, and an eye-popping transparent green finish the likes of which we've never seen before!

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Natural forms and vibrations

You know how the waves break to the shore of an ocean – how the sand gathers into ever-changing rippled formations at the beach – or how a little plant starts growing its first leaves and how they curl up in the most natural way…

I love the Art Nouveau era of architecture and decorative arts that drew its inspiration from natural forms, curves and structures. That same vibration is all around us, be it visual, audible or intuitive. You can feel it in your heart and soul. This is the source of my inspiration for the sound and appearance of Duke Artisan.

When you ask, this guitar answers

The Artisan is a lightweight, semi-hollow electric guitar. It is an extremely responsive musical instrument. When you ask, this guitar answers. The body and neck are made of my trademark wood species, spanish cedar.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: Duke Artisan

Serial: 1105243-D

Year: 2011

Weight: 7.0 lbs

Colour: Absinthe Green

Body Finish: Nitro Gloss Top, Paperthin Satin Back

Neck Finish: Nitro / Paperthin Satin

Body Construction: Semi-hollow / Art Nouveau Soundhole

Neck Construction: Long Tenon Set-neck

Topwood: Subtly Figured Arctic Birch (Betula Pendula Carelica)

Bodywood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Neckwood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)

Scale Length: 24.75"

Fretboard Radius: 12"

Neck Profile: 43mm Big C

Frets: 22 / Medium Stainless Steel

Fret Markers: MOP R on 12th Fret

Binding: Arctic Birch (body)

Headstock: Ebony w/MOP Logo

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Hardware: Nickel Plated

Tuners: Gotoh SE700 Openback

Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-Matic

Strap Buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

Knob Type: Speed Style / Black

Pickguard: None

Pickup Config: H-H

Pickups: Unicorn Custom

Pickup Covers: Nickel Plated

Pickup Rings: Black

Wiring: V-T-T / 3-Way Switch

Tuning Method: Ruokangas Standard

Tuning: Standard (E)

Case: Hardshell