VSOP Deluxe - Ruokangas Guitars

VSOP Deluxe

I keep raving about my trademark combination of tonewood – spanish cedar and thermo treated arctic birch. It just works magic, no matter what style the instrument. The sound has just the right juicy combo of velvety smooth low end, mean mids to cut through in the mix and plenty, yet not too much sparkling highs.

As with all my instruments with birch top, you can pick your VSOP Deluxe top yourself from our wood library. The rarer the figuring, the more valuable the tops tend to become. Such is life – but on the other hand, things could be worse. Thank God you don’t collect handmade violins… Now that is an expensive hobby!

Every Ruokangas guitar is a custom made instrument by one of my master builders. The guitars we have in stock or the ones our dealers have in stock are no different. Only the person who has chosen the specs in each case changes – not the way the guitar is made. Want to know more? Check out the specifications section.

Guitar Builder

Our unique guitar configurator below has been for a long time an elemental part of why it is so easy and fun to order custom guitars from me. I just love the Guitar Builder and wanted to double the fun - so we started developing the next generation configurator - the Guitar Creator - in 3D! The new Creator is not quite yet available for this guitar model, but you can already try it with Duke Classic and Duke Artisan.

Even if some guitar specs have changed, our trustworthy Flash based Guitar Builder is up-to-date regarding prices and ready to serve all your custom guitar and bass needs in Adobe Flash capable environments.

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For your inspiration - here are some VSOP Deluxe guitars we've made. When you plan ordering your own custom guitar from me, feel free to ask me about any type of custom options!

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How to buy?

Many of you familiar with my work already know that our online tool - the Guitar Creator - is an ingenious way to configure the specs of your dream guitar. But that’s not the only way - there are many more options how you can buy my instruments.

You can simply email or give me a call and we’ll begin a good old one-on-one dialogue about what your perfect custom guitar could be.


Waiting many months for a custom made instrument is not everybody's cup of tea. If you want it fast see what we have in stock right now.


Our family of dealers around the world has guitars available too. A hint - a great option also for those who want to trade in another guitar!

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