Frankfurt Musikmesse 2002

The third year in Frankfurt was a very good one for us. I want to thank once again Anssi Nuutinen, Ossi Alisaari and Jyrki Kananen from Ikaalinen College of Arts and Design, Lutherie department (Finland) for their invaluable help as our Road Crew! Jyrki Kananen earns extra thanks for doing such excellent job as our demo player at the show!


Our showpiece for the year 2002 was built to symbolize our home country, the land of ice and snow. After the show, this instrument was presented to Samppa Lajunen – a three time gold medalist of nordic combined in 2002 Winter Olympics – who happens to be a good guitarist too…


Our Road Crew was honoured to meet Bob Benedetto, the father of all young guitarmakers… From left – Ossi Alisaari, Jyrki Kananen, Mr.Benedetto and Anssi Nuutinen.


Left – Heinz Rebellius from Gitarre&Bass magazine (Germany)
Right – Ulf Zackrisson from Fuzz magazine (Sweden).


Left – Marcus Leadley from The Guitar Magazine (UK)
Right – Lars Mullen, our agent in the UK


Left – Brian Moore from Brian Moore guitars (!)
Right – Fiona Farina, the proud new owner of this Duke Sonic


Our demo player Jyrki Kananen rocking away! Thank you Jyrki for doing VERY good job!