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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Holy Grail Content!
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.”
– Franz Holtmann / Gitarre & Bass
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Guitar Of The Week
See more photos of this light weight Mojo Grande here!
Welcome to Turenki Tonefest 2014! Notice – the event takes place this year a bit earlier than before – on October 19th! As always, the location is the old Turenki railway station – Turengin Asema. See you there!!!
More info on Turenki Tonefest website.
Bass of the Week
Check out the new “block inlays” for the Steambass! Available as custom option – white striping on rosewood and ebony, or black striping on birch and maple fretboard. See more info and pics about this bass here!
The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014
We are excited beyond belief about this unique event. It is without a shadow of doubt the first of its kind in Europe, and in some regards in the whole wide world.
The Holy Grail Guitar Show is a huge leap to the hand made guitar scene in Europe, differentiating the luthier built guitar from the mass produced products. It is a bold statement, and we are honored, yet humbled to be part of this exciting phenomenon.
You – guitarist and guitar enthusiast – do not miss this event!
We’re laying low during July, the national summer holiday season in our country. During this time all e-mails are answered, but slower than usually. Telephone calls may or may not be answered – if not, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for your patience!
Ruokangas Rendezvous 2014
We had a great time at the first ever Ruokangas Rendezvous held in Cologne! Thanks so much for everyone who joined the event!
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Cologne here we come!
It’s ‘Ruokangas Rendezvous’ time in one week! Here is our little teaser video – hope you like it at least half as much as we had fun making it!
Place & Time: Cologne Academy / May 17th / 12:00-20:00
See the updated program here and find out what Sabine Reimer – a wonderful painter from Hamburg – has to do with the Rendezvous!
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Ruokangas Rendezvous 2014!
We are proud to announce the launch of our very own annual event! It will be an exciting meeting place for all Ruokangas players, fans, guitar lovers and friends.
The first ever Ruokangas Rendezvous will be held in Cologne, Germany on 17th May, 2014! 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 can fill out a guest confirmation form. Excited!!!
Kaikki tiet vievät Tevariin ensi viikolla! Tulkaa tapaamaan Juhaa 13.2.2014 torstaina – tuomme esille mukavan valikoiman kitaroita, ja livemusaa tarjoilevat Antti Paranko, Aleksi Aromaa sekä Leo Kunnas. Lisätietoja Tevarin nettisivuilla sekä Facebookissa. Tervetuloa!
Come meet Juha on Thursday, February 13th at Toneweek arranged by Tevari in Hämeenlinna. We’ll bring along a nice selection of guitar, and you’ll get to enjoy live music by Antti Paranko, Aleksi Aromaa and Leo Kunnas. More info on Tevari website and Facebook. Welcome!!!
Turenki Tonefest 2013
Thanks for everyone who attended the annual Turenki Tonefest on 16-17 November! We hope you enjoy the video!
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