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Guitar Connoisseur / Captain Nemo

Check out the Guitar Connoisseur article about the story of our Captain Nemo guitar and Valvebucker®.

Thank you Kelcey & the GC team, you’re doing an amazing job!

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Are You Holy Grail Experienced?

Electric HolylandWe are honored to be chosen among the 115 luthiers to exhibit our work in the end of October in Berlin to The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015 – hundreds and hundreds of handmade guitars, cool demo concerts, lectures – don’t miss it – buy your ticket now!



Twisted Sister – The Iron Men of Rock’n’roll

Jay Jay French / Twisted SisterWe’re happy and privileged to call Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister our friend and ally. Jay Jay – you rock!

Twisted Sister tours the world in the memory of their drummer who passed away earlier this year. RIP A.J. Pero. Thank you Zsolt Zabraczki for this fantastic photo of Jay Jay blasting away with his Ruokangas Unicorn.

“Simply put, Ruokangas Guitars are Playable Art. This is now the third guitar I have purchased from you and I can say, without hesitation, to all discerning collectors of fine electric musical instruments that one can never have enough Ruokangas guitars!”
Jay Jay French



Welcome aboard Mika Tyyskä!

We want to give the warmest of welcomes to Mika Tyyskä (alias Mr. Fastfinger) – please have a look at his featured player page!

Mika has worked hard with us on a very special project that began nearly 3 years ago. What first was supposed to be “just a guitar” grew into a 30 minute musical fantasy movie about the art of making guitars, and more. Check out the progress here: The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt..!



The Spirit of The Guitar Hunt

The Spirit of The Guitar HuntSometimes it’s good to step outside the box… 😉

This time the result was something quite unique:

“A legend tells of Mr. Fastfinger – a guitar master, whose instrument got shredded by a demon. A fearless guitarmaker of the north, Master Juha, encounters an unexpected visitor. The vision emerges: spiritual dimension – tiger sharp attack – mountain like tone! Master Juha faces the challenge of his lifetime – can his guitar open the door to infinity for Mr. Fastfinger? Balancing between two worlds, these men join forces to hunt down the true spirit of electric guitar.”



Ruokangas Rendezvous 2015

r_rendezvous_logoWe want to give a warm welcome to all to the second edition of Ruokangas Rendezvous – a great meeting place for all Ruokangas players, fans, guitar lovers and friends.

The one day event will be held in Cologne, Germany on 31st May, 2015. The event location is Cologne Academy, in the heart of Cologne by the Rhein river!

The event is free of charge! Check out the Ruokangas Rendezvous page, where you’ll find more info about the event and you can fill out a guest confirmation form. See you there!



Guitar of the Week

Check out – just added this snow white VSOP to our stock page! With the beefy P90 style SingleSonic pickups this guitar delivers the goods, you can count on that! 😉



Thermo Treated Tonewood – Vintage Vibe or Voodoo?

Juha gave a lecture about thermo treatment at HGGS 2014 – enjoy!

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Welcome Mr. Fastfinger!

Working on a very special project ordered by a very special client..! His demands go way beyond our current catalog. We’re doing our very best to capture the process! Not familiar with Mr. Fastfinger? Check him out!

Stay tuned for more! 😉



Ruokangas at The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014

Sights and Sounds from The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014 – enjoy!

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Guitar of the Week

Here you go, some honey dripping pics for ya… 😉 More? See here.



Happy New Year 2015!

The year 2014 was a great success for us, and we want to thank you all for your endless support. We’re humbled and thankful that so many of you have chosen Ruokangas – at the end of the day that is what keeps us going year after year after year!

We are so much looking forward to the coming year 2015 – the Ruokangas Guitars 20th Anniversary!!! 😉



Juha Ruokangas Interview

Check out Juha’s 45 minute interview by The Guitar Channel, recorded at The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014!

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Ladies and Gentlemen – the Captain Nemo

“Remember what Bilbo said to Frodo in the book – it’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to… That is exactly how I feel of the outcome of this guitar..!” – Juha Ruokangas

What if the electric guitar would have been invented in 1895..? Juha went on an imaginary journey through an alternative past, mashing up actual historic events to science fiction and fantasy. The result surprised the Team Ruokangas not only by how fascinating way history and fantasy entwined together in this design, but also by the outstanding tone of a new invention…

We’re proud to introduce to you the ValveBucker™! More photos here.



Teaser / Holy Grail Guitar Show

Hey you – guitarist, guitar enthusiast, guitar collector, boutique guitar dealer – do not miss this event!

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