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NGD Ruokangas Mojo King

Red Baron

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I landed this amazing Ruokangas Mojo King (Candi) a week ago.

For those who haven't heard of Ruokangas guitars, they are handmade by Juha Ruokangas in Finland, with an impeccable level of attention to detail.

This guitar is a custom order with an alder body, maple 12" radius (big thick) neck, stainless steel frets, Haeussel pickups with a 5-way switch, a switch to add/remove the neck pickup to any configuration, coil-splitting for the humbucker and a built-in boost for solo's... by far the most versatile guitar that I've ever owned.

Candi plays like a dream and sounds incredibly good, very alive and well balanced across the tonal spectrum with tons of note bloom in the high register.

Candi.jpg Ruokangas_07.jpg
 

jb_abides

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Very cool. Versatile, indeed. And you don't see f-holes on body contours everyday, either.

Congrats, and enjoy all that mojo in good health!
 

jb_abides

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Is the neck terrified, or the maple just not as light or yellow as Fender does?
 

Red Baron

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Yes the body and neck has been thermally treated and the neck is natural maple with a clear satin finish, so no stain on the neck.
 

goldtop0

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Yep Chris you got me at '(big thick) neck'....congrats.....what an all purpose beauty she is(y)
 
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