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11

Apr

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 – Day 2

Day 2 at Frankfurt Musikmesse by Ruokangas Setzer Paranko Productions – have fun! 😉


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10

Apr

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 – Day 1

Day 1 at Musikmesse – Juha unveils the Unicorn Artisan – Enjoy the video!


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5

Apr

Grand Gtrs / Mojo King

“That’s what I call a true masterpiece : perfection all over. For a professional musician this is an instrument to grow old with – absolute top class!”

Not too bad first German review for the Mojo King. 🙂 Check it out – english translation included!


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26

Mar

All Roads Lead To…

Check out our Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 video teaser! We hope you have as great time watching it as we had making it!


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15

Mar

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013

The loudest guitar show of the year is yet again around the corner! We’ll have a unique collection of guitars & basses with us, including many “firsts” such as the semi-hollow Unicorn, 5-stringed Steambass and more. We’ll also get to enjoy some kick ass demoes by Antti Paranko and Markus Setzer – both of them have their new solo albums out, by the way, available at the booth – signed, of course!

IntheworksUnicornWe’re working on the show guitars as we speak – check out the ‘in stock‘ page – we’ve added most of them already, and for the first time you have a chance to follow the progress prior the show as we keep adding fresh build photos frequently! And – if you happen to fall in love totally with one of the guitars, you may even have a chance to pre-reserve it and contribute to the final specs!

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 will be held 10-13 April.
The opening hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm.
You’ll find us from hall 4.0, booth B37.
More info about the show here. Welcome!

26

Feb

Guitar Of The Week

Check out this custom built Mojo Classic – the vintage white body color blends beautifully together with the pearl pickguard, arctic birch fretboard and mother of pearl inlays. Very cool! 🙂

20

Feb

Welcome Willcutt Guitars!

willcuttguitarsWe’re happy to welcome the famous Willcutt Guitars to our family of dealers. The first Ruokangas guitar is already on it’s way to Lexington Kentucky – check it out here – and more is in the works. Stay tuned!

13

Feb

The Unicorn Artisan Is Here!

We’ve proud to let you know that we’ve been working hard to finalize the design of our new baby, the Unicorn Artisan, by the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013. And we did it!!!

Go create your dream Unicorn Artisan in the Guitar Builder, and don’t forget to check out our Musikmesse show stopper in the works here!

11

Jan

Unicorn Classic

The Ruokangas Unicorn was introduced in 2009. Check out on this video how it sounds and what Juha has to say about it today!


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20

Dec

Happy Holidays!

This is how Finland looks like this time of the year – the Winter Wonderland. 😉

If you have spare time during the holidays, check out some of our latest updates! We’ve added a bunch of guitar mag reviews, some new and some older ones that were missing from the site. A few of the articles are not translated yet but we’re workin’ on it. We’ve also added new features to the Guitar Builder, such as the long awaited Ultra Violet color for many models and Peter Greene style wiring option for the Unicorn. Don’t forget to check the audio page as well – we’ve added tons of new clips for you!

The year 2012 has been great for us. Life has treated us well, and we want to thank you for the support – our work wouldn’t be possible if you guys wouldn’t be out there for us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013 to you all!

5

Dec

Mojo Classic

Check out our brand new presentation video of the Mojo Classic!


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29

Nov

Guitar Of The Week

This absolutely gorgeous and light weight Unicorn Classic was shipped a while ago to Japan to our Tokyo dealer Fullmoon Guitars. Interested? Here is the contact info!

21

Nov

Mojo Grande 12

Another milestone for Ruokangas – 200 Mojo guitars built. Check what came out of the #200. 😉


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20

Nov

Taito-Finlandia Award 2012

Taito-Finlandia Award is a new addition to the prestigious series of Finlandia Awards, of which the literary award for fiction and non-fiction authors / books written in Finnish or Swedish language is the best known.

Taito-Finlandia award can be given to a person, phenomenon, product, company or institution that has in some remarkable way promoted the concept of Finnish design and handicraft. The first Taito-Finlandia Award in history was given to Ruokangas Guitars on 17 November 2012 at the opening ceremony of the Finnish Handicraft 2012 -event held at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre.

The final choice was made by design critic Kaj Kalin. The prize, 5000 euros, was donated by Oy Gustav Paulig Ab. The winner also received a unique glass sculpture by Oiva Toikka. See the video from the award ceremony here! (Note! The video is in Finnish language – we’re working on the english subtitle!)

“Ruokangas Guitars is a good example of what can happen when traditional handicraft mastery, well-functioning design, entrepreneurship and international business are joined to a seamless concept. Ruokangas Guitars, founded in 1995 is today the most important electric guitar maker in our country. And the best of all is that the company really makes the guitars here, in our beloved home country.” – Kaj Kalin

15

Nov

Turenki Tonefest 2012

Turenki Tonefest 2012 was held on 17-18 November, showcasing the best Finnish boutique guitar- and amp builders. Thanks for everyone who stopped by!


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