Saku Mattila

Saku plays

Duke Classic

Saku Mattila is a professional freelance musician and guitar teacher from Helsinki. He has studied at the Sibelius Academy jazz department and Pop & Jazz Conservatory, and he works a lot – sessions, live gigs, television, theater – you name it. Currently Saku is also working on his first solo album.

Every year on December 6th, Finland celebrates its’ independence day. In the core of the festivities is the traditional Presidential Independence Day Reception, held at the Presidential Palace. Approximately 2000 guests are invited to this luxurious party, and millions more gather at their television sets every year to catch a glimpse of the festivities – amongst them Saku playing his Duke! The guitar actually fits like a glove to this noble occasion – due to the name and the snow white color..!

“Me and the Duke, we’re pals. This guitar has been my main instrument since I bought it (2006), and I’m really happy with it. If I do an all-around gig and can bring only one guitar, it’s always the Duke. And wherever I go, I keep getting compliments of how great the guitar sounds and looks.”
– Saku Mattila