We’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
Sometimes 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.”
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!
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!!! 😉
“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!
Important notification for all our German speaking fans! The German Gitarre & Bass magazine is promoting The Holy Grail Guitar Show in the most wonderful way. They’ve opened recently a dedicated Holy Grail website, where they have already collected a nice compilation of photos and will keep on publishing articles and interviews as the show gets closer. Check out Juha’s interview here – and notice that you can download (for free!) from that page all the Ruokangas articles written in Gitarre & Bass!
Gitarre & Bass / Unicorn Artisan
“As for presence, tone colour and harmonic interaction – with this bridge pickup the Artisan is a tone monster… The Unicorn Artisan belongs to the best of the best… Expensive? Of course, but justified and beyond every doubt worth each Euro.”