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14

Jul

Reimer / Setzer

Check out the new website by our dear friends Sabine Reimer & Markus Setzer. Fantastic!

8

Jul

A sight for sore eyes

Hot & Fresh from the Ruokangas shop oven – a few preview images of a Sundance colored Unicorn, that will be added to our ‘in stock‘ page next week. Interested in this guitar? Just drop us mail!

* Update: SOLD!

27

Apr

Ruokangas Merchandise Shop now online!

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Our very cool new merch shop is now open. Check it out – t-shirts for guys, gals and kidos – hoodies, tank tops, mugs and what not..!

8

Apr

Fuzz Guitar Show 2016

Fuzz Guitar Show 2016We will be exhibiting at the Fuzz Guitar Show in Gothenburg! It’s many years since we’ve attended any event in Sweden last time, so we’re really excited!

Welcome all our fiends & fans from Sweden to see Juha & Emma and the selection of instruments they’ll bring along!

Time & place: Eriksbergshallen, Gothenburg on May 14-15. More info on the Fuzz Guitar Show website!

10

Mar

Unity / Farewell

Check out the first music video published by UNITY, a new badass prog/rock/metal band from Finland. Pure awesomeness!!!

James Lascelles – Vocals & Guitar / Saku Mattila – Lead Guitar / Mikko Määttä – Bass / Santeri Saksala – Drums

22

Feb

Stella Christine

Stella Christine is an up-and-coming amazingly talented singer / guitarist / songwriter from Finland. She is one of the nine finalists of UMK (New Music Competition) 2016 – of which the winner will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Stockholm. Good luck Stella!!! Notice Stella’s choice for guitar… 😉

20

Feb

Guitars On The Rocks!

Guitars On The Rocks

Welcome to see us at Guitars On The Rocks – a cool new event in the heart of Helsinki with clinics, products demos and more. We’ll bring along a nice selection of guitars and basses for you to test! The event kickstarts at 4pm and goes on until midnight..! The first 4 hours are for all ages, and from 8pm on adults only (bar open!). Mr. Fastfinger Band will perform not one but two gigs – at 5pm and 11pm. See ya there!!!

18

Jan

The NAMM Show 2016

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We’re happy to be back at NAMM after 5 years break!

guitardemoposterWe have a cool selection of instruments with us – check them out! You’ll find us from Hall E, booth 1797. Mr. Fastfinger & Mika Tyyskä Duo will play explosive demos at the booth every day, and in addition to that we have two slots – 1:30pm Friday and Saturday – in the Demo Room #4 that you’ll find from Hall D Loft Lounge. Welcome!

23

Dec

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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“This has definitely been a year to remember for me and my team. We’ve celebrated the company 20th anniversary not one or two, but three times! We’ve also had the privilege to exhibit again at The Holy Grail Guitar Show. One of the most memorable and special experiences was to be involved in The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt -movie by Mika Tyyskä. And – most importantly – you, our dear customers, keep on ordering guitars and keep our wheels turning, year after year!

Thank you so much to everyone for this memorable year. Now we close the workshop lights and switch off the computers for the rest of the year. See you in 2016!”

– Juha Ruokangas

14

Dec

Beautiful music with a beautiful guitar

Thank you Juno for the beautiful poem and artwork you made for this guitar! And thank you Antti for writing this beautiful piece of music and making the video for us!

16

Oct

The Unicorn Supersonic rocks!

Unicorn Supersonic
“They say rock music is from the devil. Don’t know about that, but there sure is something devilishly seductive in mean, stripped down rock’n’roll – and that’s exactly what provoked me to create the Unicorn Supersonic.” – Juha Ruokangas

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 21.46.05See the first demo video and make up your own mind. The Supersonic Rocks! With this model we introduce to you our brand new Bare Bone™ finish that looks awesome and feels smooth as velvet. Another new original Ruokangas feature are the Lock-Thru-Body™ bridge bushings, that make the guitar stronger (the wraparound bridge will not bend forward in time, like you often see happening with this bridge type) and guarantee unparalleled energy transference from the bridge to the body of the guitar. Other features include our trademark materials Spanish Cedar and Arctic Birch, Custom 1957 P90 pickups by Harry Häussel, aluminium ABM 3024 bridge, openback Gotoh SE700 tuners and stainless steel frets. Dig it!

25

Sep

We Respect This Moment..!

The Spirit of The Guitar Hunt

Who doesn’t love a great story? We do, for sure! And we’re proud beyond belief that Mika Tyyskä wanted us to be involved in this super cool film project with him. What a fantastic journey it has been!

All 5 episodes of the movie are now out. Go see the movie here – and please share to all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and all the other cool places..!

So – what is this crazy film about, then? The director calls it “a progressive instrumental musical adventure”. It is, indeed, all of that – and more! The Spirit of The Guitar Hunt is a fierce battle between good and evil. And it is partly based on a true story, too! The guitar on the film was built, for real. The smith forged the strong trem arm, for real. We use moose shin bone for our guitar nuts – and we do boil the bones in our garden on open fire, for real. We go to the forest and cut down our tonewood, for real. Whether Mr. Fastfinger is real or fantasy… we’re not quite sure. But we do lock our door at night these days, in case the demon would sneak in again…

20

Aug

Ruokangas 20 Years!

Ruokangas 20 YearsWe celebrate our 20th Anniversary by having an “open doors day” on Saturday, 29th of August, from 10am to 1pm. The event is open for public. We have awesome live music in our garden offered by Mr. Fastfinger, Petteri Sariola and Monkey Business Ensemble. We serve coffee and cake as long as it lasts! 😉 More info on our Facebook Event page. Welcome!!!

7

Aug

GC Captain Nemo

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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9

Jul

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!