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WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF

CUSTOMISATION

TO CREATE INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE TRULY, ONE OF A KIND

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INLAYS

Inlays can help add an extra bit of spark to the design of your instrument and are a way to emphasise your individuality.

They are an art form, which is why we take great pride in the methods we've developed in-house to ensure our inlays seamlessly integrate into the design language of your instrument.

Inlay materials:

  • Mother of Pearl (gold, black, white)

  • Abalone

  • Paua shell

  • Reconstituted stone

  • Quilted and figured tonewoods

  • Synthetics (carbon fibre, specialised plastics)

  • Plus many more

Standard designs:

  • Dot

  • Trapezoid

  • Parallelogram

  • Orion Swirl

  • Split Diamond

  • Growing Swirl

  • Ruben Guitars Flourish

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CARVES

Adding a carve to your guitar is a fantastic way to add depth to the top, which works equally well with solid colours or stained caps such as quilted or flamed maple.

We are particularly excited to present our 'Fibonacci Carve' top that is featured in the Apex Predator series. This carve makes use of Fibonacci's principle which is observed throughout nature. We also offer carved tops for our other models including The Orion, The Evolution and The Odyssey.

Naturally, we can also do one-off custom carve tops upon request.

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COMFORT

A comfort bevel for your arm or ribs allows you to play your guitar longer by not putting additional stress on your main contact points. This feature is available on both acoustic and electric guitars and is a handsome addition to either.

Comfort
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NECK PROFILE

If there is anywhere on the guitar where the "feel" of the wood and surface is critical, it is the neck. As such a high contact area, you owe it to yourself to pick a neck profile that bests suits the way you play the guitar. We have five standard profiles available for you to choose from, or if you want the ultimate in feel and playability, you can, of course, have your neck hand-shaved to your exact specification during the course of a "neck-fitting" session.

Available profiles:

  • Ruben Guitars Modern

  • 1959 Les Paul

  • 1954 Telecaster

  • 1962 Stratocaster

  • 1992 Stratocaster

  • Custom

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HARDWARE

When it comes to guitars there is, rightly so, a great deal of focus devoted to tonewoods. However, the hardware of a guitar is also very important when it comes to reliability and functionality, but also aesthetically. We use only the highest quality hardware and components for our guitars and have personally tested them all. If you're after something special to add that extra edge to your instrument, such as a tremolo bridge or engraved tuners, we are happy to assist with that.

Optional hardware

  • Floating or tremolo bridge

  • Custom finish/colour hardware

  • Locking tuners

  • Engraved or exposed gear tuners

  • Custom made knobs or switches

  • Custom pickup surrounds