Riffi / Duke Classic



We wanted to include to our new website a few lines of this historic, first ever guitar mag review written about a Ruokangas guitar! And, our first ever cover story as well! So here you are, a few excerpts translated in English:

“The workmanship and design are very carefully thought out. Besides the shiny frets all the finishing touches earn full points and a plus…”

“Ebony fretboard and a slightly v-profiled neck provide fast and smooth feel of playing…”

riffi_1998_3“Both acoustic and plugged tone prove, that the search for wood hasn’t been a waste of time. The tone is well-balanced and sustained, and the guitar reacts to players’ dynamics in an excellent manner. The bottom end is strong and breathing, the trebles are clear but not tight…”

“This instrument is an excellent union of traditional construction and tone combined with modern, appropriate mechanics. The workmanship is flawless, and since the price includes a good quality hardshell case and a lifetime warranty, the price seems very reasonable…”

– Antti Sorasalo

Riffi, No 1 1998