52 Guitars, week 19—Viktorian Ruth

With my recent guitar articles I’ve covered a few different bridge types, neck types, body shapes and pickup combinations. Today, I share with you a different body material. I’m not talking about different wood types either. The Viktorian Ruth isn’t made of wood. It’s made of carbon fibre! Cool.

Some of the close-up shots on the Viktorian website certainly make the carbon fibre finish look appealing. The pattern in the material just looks amazing. Of course it can’t all be about looks. The apparent benefits of using carbon fibre include improved sound quality, high tensile strength and hypersonic reverberation. Even the reverb sounds better when you word it like that!

There are a few videos on the Viktorian Ruth page if you’d like to see and hear how this guitar looks and sounds. To me, it looks great and sounds amazing.

What standard features do you get though? This is a guitar after all!

  • Humbuckers (2)
  • Inpidual volume and tone controls for each pickup
  • Tune-o-matic style bridge
  • 24 frets
  • Brass nut (that sounds tough!)
  • Three-way pickup selector

Possibly the coolest feature I can find in regards to this guitar though is its weight. The website claims it weighs 4.9 pounds. According to Google’s converting skills, that’s 2.2 kilograms. In a weight measurement system I can understand, that’s freaky-light! The appeal for this guitar just increased.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

Viktorian Ruth
Viktorian Ruth

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