Petteri Sariola

Petteri plays

Duke Sonic Custom

Petteri Sariola is a phenomenon, mostly known of his percussive approach on acoustic guitar. He’s a fifth generation musician and started playing the guitar at the age of 7. After countless non-functional bands he ended playing and singing by himself and eventually developed a style of his own, covering all the sounds of a full band without loops and backing tapes.

Musically in the footsteps of Michael Hedges and Faith No more, he has toured solo around Europe, USA and Japan and got over 2,000,000 hits on YouTube. The debut “Silence!” came out 2007 from Plastinka Records and the follow up “Phases” in 2009, both CDs are available in Japan by King Records. Sariola has been awarded with Nokia Young Talent scholarship, Honorary Prize in the Helsinki Funk Awards, City Magazine Guitarist of the year and as the cover article of Akustik Gitarre, the biggest acoustic guitar magazine of Europe.

Beside his solo work Petteri has collaborated with Doug Wimbish (Madonna, Living Colour), Don Johnson Big Band, Felix Zenger (James Brown, N.E.R.D.), Osmo Ikonen (Sunrise Avenue), just to mention a few. He enjoys coffee and long walks on a beach. Unfortunately Finland is snowy and dim 8 months per year so you can find him traveling pretty constantly. 🙂

Petteri’s custom tailored Duke Sonic has a Spanish Cedar body/neck and Indian Rosewood fretboard. The neck profile and the custom pickguard pay homage to his old SG. The guitar is fitted with a TonePros wraparound bridge and Jason Lollar soap bar P90s. Experience Petteri and this guitar with his super cool band Dead Sirius 3000!

“The Duke Custom is the most versatile guitar I’ve had the pleasure to fondle. Fits right in in every situation and band.”
– Petteri Sariola