Ruthenium, the Black Pearl of Schaller!
As one of the rarest occurring precious metals, ruthenium has a unique appearance and an unmistakably unique look. As elegant as gold, as intriguing as platinum, and unique with its smoky grey shine. In an endless interplay with silver, bronze and anthracite metallic, ruthenium adds a new note to the look of modern guitar designs.
Thanks to their complex light-play, Ruthenium-plated surfaces are never simply black, brown or silver. The smoky anthracite, with its characteristic bronze hue, endlessly changes its depth, lending a special visual character to modern guitar designs, especially to the surfaces and edges of the hardware.