Testimonials

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Setting the bar
Ruokangas sets the bar as a standard by which all of the boutique guitar companies should be measured against…

Jay Jay French / Twisted Sister (USA)
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Playable Art
I love my Ruokangas Unicorn. Simply put, Ruokangas Guitars are Playable Art!

Jay Jay French / Twisted Sister (USA)
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Truly green
There are green guitars. But this one is truly green!

Mika Tyyskä / Mr. Fastfinger (Finland)
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Perfect for sessions
The ultra-clean electronics of the VSOP are perfect for sessions where avoiding noise is an important factor.

Aaron Kaplan (USA)
Antti Paranko - featured Ruokangas player
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Very satisfied
I’ve been very satisfied to how all my Ruokangas guitars play, sound and feel – and they just keep getting better!

Antti Paranko (Finland)
Antti Paranko - featured Ruokangas player
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Big tone
The VSOP is my all-around workhorse with it’s clear, sustaining and BIG tone!

Antti Paranko (Finland)
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Kick ass
The Ruokangas guitars kick ass!

Matias Kupiainen / Stratovarius (Finland)
Saku Mattila - featured Ruokangas player
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We’re pals
Me and the Duke, we’re pals. This guitar has been my main instrument since I bought it. I’m really happy with it

Saku Mattila (Finland)
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Allows me to express
Clear, sweet, very strong, with a beautiful individual character that allows me to transparently express my ideas.

Ben Wigler / New Beard (USA)
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Fantasy
This guitar is perfectly balanced, plays like a fantasy, and is extremely robust.

Ben Wigler / New Beard (USA)
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Better and better
I totally fell in love with the VSOP and yet it’s getting better and better. The sound of this guitar is unbelievable.

Falco Karassavidis / The Jooks (Germany)
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An indispensible tool
My Duke is an indispensible tool in my toolbox. I use it all the time.

Josh Smith (USA)
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All Ruokangas
I have many guitars, some are good, some even great. Then I have the ones I use. Those are all Ruokangas guitars.

Juha Torvinen / Eppu Normaali (Finland)
Jukka Tolonen - featured Ruokangas player
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Superb
This is superb. The Duke is the best electric guitar I’ve ever had!

Jukka Tolonen (Finland)
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The right tradition
Ruokangas guitars are well-made and they sound really sweet. They’re built in what I’d call the right tradition.

Mick Box / Uriah Heep (USA)
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Unique sensitivity
I enjoy the unique sensitivity of the Steambass – whatever nuances I play, all can be heard.

Markus Setzer (Germany)
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Makes me smile
Grabbing one of my Ruokangas guitars makes me smile – how an earth can they feel and sound so great!?

Pasi Ojala (Finland)
Petteri Sariola - featured Ruokangas player
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Fits right in
The Duke Sonic is the most versatile guitar I’ve had the pleasure to fondle. Fits right in in every situation and band.

Petteri Sariola (Finland)
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Own path
These guitars are for men who walk their own paths.

Rainer Nygård / Diablo (Finland)
Sami Ruusukallio - featured Ruokangas player
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The only bass I play
All I can say is this – from the day I bought the Steam bass, it has been the only bass I play both in studio and live!

Sami Ruusukallio / Eppu Normaali (Finland)
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It plays itself
The Hellcat is so effortless – it practically plays itself. I can play and plan to play exactly what I want.

Sami Saarinen / Status Minor (Finland)
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No rival
There is just no rival to the consistant and balanced tone of my Ruokangas guitar.

Petri Lassila / Tera (Finland)
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Like an old friend
The playability of the VSOP Classic is like meeting an old friend.

Rytmi Magazine (Finland)
Antti Pesonen - featured Ruokangas player
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My search
My Duke has ended my search for a perfect dual-humbucker style guitar.

Antti Pesonen / CDFmE (Finland)
Antti Pesonen - featured Ruokangas player
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Impeccable
I thank Juha and everybody at Ruokangas for their impeccable work. I respect their fine attitude towards life!

Antti Pesonen / CDFmE (Finland)
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Juha Ruokangas
Praise the Mighty Juha Ruokangas – God of Fretted Instruments!

Edmund Piskaty (Austria)
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Jazz and soul
The Mojo Classic is one of the most versatile tools to get the sound needed in jazz and soul. I love it!

Flo Zepf (Germany)
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Ultimate combination
Ruokangas guitars are the ultimate combination of vintage vibe with modern possibilities, looks and reliability.

Hans Elmers (The Netherlands)
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Guitar evolution
The Duke is the most astounding guitar-evolution I’ve ever come across!

Hans Elmers (The Netherlands)
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Players’ choice
The Mojo Grande survives rough life on the road. The players’ choice!

Jani Wickholm (Finland)
Juha Björninen - featured Ruokangas player
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Ergonomic design
The Ruokangas VSOP is the most ergonomically designed guitar I have ever played.

Juha Björninen (Finland)
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Dream come true
My Duke Sonic is a dream come true! That’s all I can say – perfect!

Sascha Wiegand (Germany)
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Flawlessly designed
The Ruokangas team brought my vision of a perfect guitar to life! Every little intricate detail is flawlessly executed!

Tom Fay (United Kingdom)
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Second to none
The communication with Ruokangas during the build process and post delivery care are second to none.

Tom Fay (United Kingdom)
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Time to buy
Last time I bought an electric guitar (Telecaster) in 1966, and now it’s time to buy another one. This is superb!

Tommy Emmanuel / CGP (USA)
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Feel young again
The Hellcat is a supreme guitar. It begs to be played and makes an old man feel young again..!

Aimo Alaniemi (Finland)
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Flawless finish
The finishing and setup of the Hellcat are flawless. Everyone will envy you when you’re on stage with this cat!

Aimo Alaniemi (Finland)
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For fast fingers
The Hellcat is an invitation for fast fingers and bending strings..!

Aimo Alaniemi (Finland)
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An amazing guitar
The Duke is an amazing guitar. Whether I am teaching jazz, rock, blues or country, this guitar has it covered!

Craig beck (USA)
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As good as it gets
Your attention to detail and sonic resonance is as good as it gets. The fretwork is perfect!

Bob Willcutt / Willcutt Guitars (USA)
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Fat tone
I swear your Hellcat almost sounds like a bass-guitar – such a fat tone! Also, the pickups are a dream!

Daniel Schimanski (Germany)
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From sweetest to meanest
My new Mojo King delivers from the sweetest to meanest best sound, such great versatility!

Alexander Valverde (Canada / Costa Rica)
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No words
I can’t believe how beautiful the bass is! No words… Thank you so much for this wonderful instrument!

Christian Waap (Germany)
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Fantastic guitar
Thanks for building me this fantastic guitar. My Unicorn is simply one of the best instruments I’ve ever played!

Anders Hörling (Sweden)
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Makes me happy
My Steam Deluxe makes me Happy! It is funky, lightweight, covers all styles, easy to play, balanced, superb tone…

Albin Palasser (Austria)
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Every little thing
The tonality, sustain, overtones and high notes – every little thing you put in comes out great!

Andi Eichinger (Germany)
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Killer guitar
I am totally in shock Juha! This is a killer guitar – I have 20 guitars, but this one is the best!

Michael Pagaard (Denmark)
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Feels just right
In a world of superfluous mass-production it’s a joy to come upon such craft going all the way, becoming true art.

Ole Krogh (Spain)
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I am in awe
Juha, like so many other players before me, I am in awe of your craftsmanship.

Uwe Steinweg (Germany)
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I love it
I love the Duke Artisan. Everything I play shows extremely well and honestly – unbelievable!

Uwe Steinweg (Germany)
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Real passion
The Ruokangas team have a real passion for their work! Every one of my Ruokangas guitars is absolutely awesome!

Bruno Longobardi (France)
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My first Ruokangas
I bought my first Ruokangas in 2002. Since then I’ve bought many more!

Bruno Longobardi (France)
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My musical path
I’m glad that I found Ruokangas in my musical path. Congratulations, you DO make the finest guitars in the world.

Marcos Parras (Colombia)
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Natural sounding
At low gain, the Duke sounds very natural, almost like an acoustic or an electric with a piezo pickup.

Tom Givan (USA)
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Playing the Duke
As you might imagine, I spent a lot of time playing the Duke this weekend. I didn’t want to go to work this morning!

Tom Givan (USA)
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Crunch Tone Monster
The ultimate, dynamic Crunch-Tone-Monster is mine!

Stephan Wolter (Germany)
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Exceptional twang
The Mojo King is so versatile – cuts through the mix – gorgeous in-between tones… and such an exceptional twang!

Stephan Wolter (Germany)
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Piece of art
Simply awesome. Thank you very much for this new piece of art!

Vincent Beinis (France)
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I am happy
What an amazing guitar – the sundance color fits perfectly! I am very happy that I finally own one of your guitars!

Stefan Schmalz (Germany)
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So much easier
The Mojo Classic is a great instrument – it’s going to make guitar recording so much easier!

Johan Rahmström (Sweden)
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Now I know
This is old news to you, but now I too know that you build the best guitars in the world!

Daniel Aires (USA)
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Tone machine
Fantastic tone machines. So stable, resonant, and balanced that it’s hard to put them down once you pick them up.

Edgie Salvador (Singapore)
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Amazing range
The Mojo Deluxe range of tone and dynamics I can achieve just by using the pots is truly amazing.

Ralph Schomaker (Germany)
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New fan
The Mojo Grande is really really a top guitar – you have a new fan!

Thomas Maack (Germany)
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Like a goldmine
The Mojo Grande is like a new goldmine waiting to be explored. It is a guitar that I can grow and develop with!

James Fox (Canada)
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Fantastic
The Mojo Grande really plays the way it looks. Fantastic. I especially like the warm acoustic feel to it!

Marek Stibal (Denmark)
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I’m in heaven
When I turned 50, I bought a Ruokangas Mojo Grande 12-string guitar… and I’m in heaven.

Kurt Kokko (Finland)
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It is alive
I have to say the Mojo Grande is even better than I imagined it could be. This guitar is alive!

Martin Brindley (UK)
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Perfect in every way
Words seem inadequate. My new guitar is perfect in every way.

Martin Brindley (UK)
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It has a soul
My Mojo King is a wonderful instrument – so responsive – it has a soul, I think!

Jean-Philippe Marchand (Switzerland)
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Perfection
My new Mojo King is definitely the most beautiful and perfect of all objects I’ve ever owned!

Jari Holma (Finland)
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Impressed
Everybody in my band was impressed of the different sounds of my Steam Classic

Martin Kutschinski (Germany)
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Sounds fantastic
The workmanship is excellent and it sounds fantastic – it’s clear that the Steam is made with dedication and passion.

Stefano Kost (Switzerland)
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Absolutely first class
The workmanship, sound, playability, look – even the accessories in the case are awesome, absolutely first class!

Matthias Fuhr (Germany)
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Blows me away
The Unicorn Artisan is unbelievable and just blows me away. This is indeed the best guitar in the world!

Oliver Rauscher (Germany)
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Feels like wood
I’m really enjoying the Unicorn! The back of neck feels like wood. No sticky finish!

Russ Reiser (USA)
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Wonderful, wonderful
I love the tactile satin back and neck of the Unicorn. What a wonderful, wonderful guitar!

Richard Bolt (Thailand)
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Great value
Through the excellent materials, attention to detail and sheer talent you deliver great value for money…

Dietmar Tallroth (Finland)
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Sounds wonderful
I can confirm that the Unicorn not only looks absolutely gorgeous, but also sounds wonderful!

Dietmar Tallroth (Finland)
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The next level
I am very happy with my Unicorn Classic and I am sure, that she is on the next level above of the rest of world!

Manni Schwebel (Germany)
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Infinite sustain
The Unicorn has nearly infinite sustain and it’s so lightweight! The attack of the tone is really beautiful!

Manni Schwebel (Germany)
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Another world
When I played a Ruokangas guitar for the first time, I discovered another world!

Nicolas Kerjosse (France)
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Something in it
The Unicorn sounds and plays amazingly! There’s something in it that other guitars haven’t had since the 60’s!

Nicolas Kerjosse (France)
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I’m thrilled
The workmanship and the finish of my Unicorn Artisan is really high end! Playing lead or clean – I’m thrilled!

Horst Scheibli (Germany)
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Finest I’ve played
Thank you for this magnificent instrument – for sure the finest I’ve played. Plays beautifully right out of the box.

Chris Latvala (Canada)
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Not my last Ruokangas
I am very satisfied with my goldtop Unicorn. It might very well be, that this is not my last Ruokangas guitar.

Dietmar Ley (Germany)
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Getting better all the time
Now 20 gigs done and the VSOP’s getting better all the time. It’s the guitar of my life!

Pete Tolonen (Finland)
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From another planet
It’s like you are from another planet and arrived on earth to build the best guitars in the whole universe… seriously!

Falco Karassavidis (Germany)
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Gem to look at
Everything on the Duke is sheer perfection – the finish, wood choices, resonance, sustain and just a gem to look at.

Kelcey Alonzo (USA)
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Like Stradivarius
My Duke is incredible! So lively! I honestly think that the Ruokangas are the Stradivarius of electric guitars.

Françios Duranleau (Canada)
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Everything changed
‘Getting my first Ruokangas changed everything! I didn’t even know what a brilliant instrument can do for me!

Thorsten (Germany)
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Others come and go
I love the tone of the Duke. I’ve played it for years and years, as many others have come and gone.

Dan Kenney (USA)
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Ass kicker
The Duke sounds great on every amp setting! Excellent instrument! A real ass kicker!

Ben Kibbey (USA)
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All about rock’n’roll
The Duke Sonic is all about rock’n’roll – nothing to add! Great!

Kari Järvinen (Finland)
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I was wrong
I thought my Duke was the best guitar on the planet, but I was wrong – my new VSOP DeLuxe is on the same level.

Peter Steinlehner (Germany)
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Jaws dropped
When I plugged in the Mojo to record our latest songs, everyone’s jaws dropped.

Joel Auge (Canada)
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Like an old friend
I have owned many boutique instruments and this is the best I have played – it just feels like an old friend.

Jeff Van Blarcom (USA)
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Exceptionally resonant
The Mojo Classic is so exceptionally resonant unplugged – it’s like playing an acoustic guitar!

Jeff Van Blarcom (USA)
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Pleasure for the ears
I’m playing the Mojo Grande a lot and it’s a pleasure for the ears, the hands, and the eyes!

Davide Iudica (Italy)
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Sublime
I want to congratulate you and your team for building such wonderful instruments – my Mojo Grande is sublime.

James Robinson (USA)
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The very best
My blue Mojo King is the very best guitar I’ve ever had and played!

David Neumann (Germany)
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I am in love
I am in love with the Steam Classic! Every time I open the case I’m impressed by the look and craftsmanship!

Stefan Hesterberg (Germany)
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What a sound
I am proud to be the owner of this Steam Deluxe – what a beautiful masterpiece! What a sound and workmanship!

Jürgen Packheiser (Germany)
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Masterpiece
The Unicorn is one of the most amazing masterpieces that I’ve ever had the pleasure to play!

Craig Peachman (USA)
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Forging a unique path
You are certainly forging a unique path both in terms of guitar building style and guitar building philosophy!

Tony Fay (Dublin Ireland)
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Highest accolades
I would like to extend my highest accolades possible for the incredible design and workmanship of your guitars!

David Miskit (Florida, USA)
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It just rings
I love this guitar. You are amazing. Unplugged, it just rings..!

Jim Pallotta (USA)
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Tone machine
What an amazing instrument. By the looks alone it is a stunner. And soundwise it’s a tone machine!

John Gilmour (USA)
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My fingers won’t stop
Everything is perfect – the look and the sound. I played for the last 2 hours and my fingers just won’t stop.

Björn Hagen (Germany)
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Best guitar ever
Best guitar ever. The neck is just perfect. The color is awesome. Be very proud of yourself and your team – I am!

Lars Stugemo (Sweden)
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The one
I immediately fell in love with the Unicorn. I knew it was the one. As I plugged it in, it was just magic!

Franck Michaud (Israel)
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I have arrived
Since I bought the Duke and the Mojo from you I have stopped looking for anything else. I have arrived!

Markus Zlöbl (Austria)
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My absolute favorite
The Mojo Classic has become my absolute favorite guitar in all aspects. I love it!

Tomas Jonsson (Sweden)
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Beautiful instrument
The Mojo Classic is a beautiful instrument that plays and sounds wonderful!

John Bishop (USA)
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Lost for words
I’m lost for words to express what my ears hear, my eyes see and my fingers feel – you exceeded my all expectations!

Ralf Plate (Germany)
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Lot of fun
The sound and sustain of the Mojo Grande is fantastic. I’m having a lot of fun playing this beautiful guitar!

Thilo Wahle (Germany)
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It breathes quality
The Mojo Grande breathes quality in every aspect. There is love and respect in what you do!

Ole Krogh (Spain)
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Sounds incredible
This Mojo is the very best guitar I’ve ever played. It looks, feels and sounds incredible!

Kalle Thiel (Germany)
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Simple yet refined
The Mojo Grande is a masterpiece to be explored – at the same time simple yet refined.

Ole Krogh (Spain)
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Diamond
The Mojo Grande is the diamond among my many guitars.

Arnulf Moastuen (Norway)
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Play better
I love the singing clarity, the transparency and the attack of the Mojo Grande. It makes me play better.

Ole Krogh (Spain)
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Like a good old friend
I can’t believe it’s possible to build a new guitar that feels and sounds like a twenty, thirty year old good friend!

Kalle Thiel (Germany)
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I can’t put it down
I play every day and yet my fingers have still got sore because I can’t put the Mojo Grande down.

Martin Brindley (UK)
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It is magical to me
There are songs and ideas within the Mojo Grande. It is magical to me.

James Fox (Canada)
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Simply the best
Your Mojo is simply the best – and I’ve played hundreds, including all the top brands.

Daniel Aires (USA)
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Piece of art
My 12-stringed Mojo Grande is a true piece of art, brilliant grand sound, easy to play and joy to eye.

Kurt Kokko (Finland)
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Unbelievable
I am very happy! It’s unbelievable how the Mojo King reacts and how the tone evolves…

Ralf Plate (Germany)
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Soul of the luthier
It is said that a guitar carries a part of the soul of its maker. This is what’s really defining the Ruokangas superiority.

Tomas Jonsson (Sweden)
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The best
Opened the case today. Man. You. Build. The. Best. Guitars. Period. Awesome!

Lars Stugemo (Sweden)
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For grown-ups
Ruokangas guitars are instruments for grown-ups!

Thorsten Hoffmann (Germany)
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The guitar is alive
The tone and responsiveness are amazing, it feels as if the guitar is alive!

Stuart Skilling (UK)
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Masterpiece
Many thanks for my amazing guitar. What can I say… it’s a perfect masterpiece!

Lars Böhner (Germany)
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Friendly frets
Absolutely gorgeous, love it. Beautiful! I like how the frets feel too. They’re very friendly frets.

Tommy Emmanuel / CGP (USA)
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Something special
There is really something special about your guitars and craftsmanship that other builders cannot reach…

Stefan Eltermann (Germany)
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Simply awesome
What can I say – this guitar is simply awesome! My expectations have been exceeded by large!

Stefan Eltermann (Germany)
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Happy in every way
Thank you maestro! Great work – I am really very happy in every way with the VSOP – playability, sound..!

Markus Zlöbl (Austria)
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Humble thanks
My humble thanks, guys, for the two VSOPs you built for me. May the excellence and mightiness be with you!

Jarska Sipilä (Finland)
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Key to happiness
It’s not smart to define happiness by fixed assets, but your guitars are the key to hours and hours of pure happiness!

Peter Steinlehner (Germany)
Juha Björninen - featured Ruokangas player
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Essential
The VSOP is very comfy to play both sitting down and strapped on – essential when playing through long sets.

Juha Björninen (Finland)
Juha Björninen - featured Ruokangas player
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Excellent work
The VSOP feels stable, stays in tune very well and looks attractive too. Excellent work!

Juha Björninen (Finland)
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Owning a Ruokangas
Owning a Ruokangas, to me, is like owning 3 albums worth of material you haven’t written yet!

Ben Wigler / New Beard (USA)
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The only guitar I need
The immense amount of tonal variation make it the only guitar I need for sessions and gigs.

 

Aaron Kaplan (USA)
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Perfectly done
My Unicorn Classic arrived today in excellent condition – even the setup was done perfectly to my liking!

Krk (Finland)
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Now I know
Now I know what they mean by the phrases like piano-like-low-end and three-dimensional character…

Krk (Finland)
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Killer guitar
I’m very happy with my Duke – it’s a killer! The best sounding guitar I have ever played and owned.

Troels Rasmussen (Denmark)
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The wood sings
The Duke has lived up to my expectations. The natural, matured wood sings beautifully through.

 

Tommi Ahonen (Finland)
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Versatility
I have especially noticed the tremendous versatility of tones I can play with the Duke when recording.

Tommi Ahonen (Finland)
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Reacts precisely
The Duke truly is alive, reacting precisely to players touch.

Tommi Ahonen (Finland)
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My playing changed
My playing has changed totally. I think these guitars separate guitar boys from guitar men!

Thorsten (Germany)
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Perfection
I can say that everything on all my Ruokangas guitars is absolute perfection!

 

Bruno Longobardi (France)
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Extraordinary
The Duke Artisan is a magnificent instrument with extraordinary sound and wonderful playability!

Bruno Longobardi (France)
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Like no other
The neck pickup of the Duke Classic exposes the inner voices of complex jazz chords like no other electric.

Craig Beck (USA)
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Like no other
The neck pickup of the Duke Classic exposes the inner voices of complex jazz chords like no other electric.

Craig Beck (USA)
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The Duke whispers
When playing singing, distorted rock melodies, the Duke whispers into my ear what note to play next.

Craig Beck (USA)
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Raising the standards
Ruokangas really raises the standards and expectations of guitar players world wide – can’t wait to buy another one!

Tom Fay (United Kingdom)
Antti Pesonen - featured Ruokangas player
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Plays wonderfully
The Duke plays wonderfully, sounds clear and sweet, is built extremely well and is resonant and versatile.

Antti Pesonen / CDFmE (Finland)
Antti Pesonen - featured Ruokangas player
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Like no other
It responds to my touch like no other solidbody I’ve played.

Antti Pesonen / CDFmE (Finland)
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Barks and growls
It barks and growls like a P90 loaded 50’s era guitar. It will always be a part of my arsenal.

Josh Smith (USA)
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One guitar
If I do an all-around gig and can bring only one guitar, it’s always the Duke.

Saku Mattila (Finland)
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Wherever I go
Wherever I go, I keep getting compliments of how great the Duke sounds and looks.

Saku Mattila (Finland)
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Just splendid
… and for my Santana-moments, the Unicorn sustains superbly. Just splendid.

Dietmar Tallroth (Finland)
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Money can’t buy
Your love and dedication is something money can not buy – it is a gift from you to your customers.

Dietmar Tallroth (Finland)
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It really sustains
The Unicorn is very articulate. The low end is nice and tight and it really sustains!

Russ Reiser (USA)
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Heavenly tone
The build quality of the Unicorn is beyond anything I’ve ever seen and touched, and the tone is simply heavenly!

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Never enough
I can say to all discerning collectors of fine musical instruments that one can never have enough Ruokangas guitars!

Jay Jay French / Twisted Sister (USA)
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Unicorn Artisan
…outstanding craftsmanship and above all of unusual sound capacity, full of freshness, dynamic and vividness.

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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Not a toy
It’s definitely not a toy – but it makes me play like a child!

Mika Tyyskä / Mr. Fastfinger (Finland)
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Finally
I finally have an instrument which effortlessly and boldly goes by my command.

 

Mika Tyyskä / Mr. Fastfinger (Finland)
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Just perfect
My Hellcat is the best guitar I have ever encountered in 25 years of playing. It is just perfect!

Christian Labbe (Canada)
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RPM machine
The Hellcat is a sleek “RPM machine”. When you pick it up and start playing, it’s soon obvious what it is made for!

Aimo Alaniemi (Finland)
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The force
Let the force be with you because the sustain is indeed there already.

Aimo Alaniemi (Finland)
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Another one
One day I might need another guitar – and it will certainly be a Ruokangas, too!

Sami Saarinen / Status Minor (Finland)
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Creative tool
The Steam is really a creative tool that supports and pushes me to develop my playing further. Thanks for that!

Stefan Hesterberg (Germany)
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Dream come true
Honestly, I have no words to express how happy I am with the Steam Classic-5. For me it is a dream come true!

Matthias Fuhr (Germany)
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Never before
The Steam Classic has a very clear presence I’ve never experienced before!

Martin Kutschinski (Germany)
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Brilliance
As I play with warm tone or with the bridge pickup staccato sounds, the brilliance of the instrument is always there!

 

Martin Kutschinski (Germany)
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The search has ended
A long search and a lot of wasted money has come to an end. I don’t think I’ll ever need other basses.

Andi Eichinger (Germany)
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Fits every job
The Ruokangas Steam can do every job for me perfectly!

Andi Eichinger (Germany)
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So inspiring
The harmonics are also very rich and well defined. This bass blows me away – it’s so inspiring!

Markus Setzer (Germany
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Work of art
The guitar is nothing short of a work of art, perfect in concept and execution.

Tonequest Report (USA)
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Unicorn Classic
A better sounding and playing guitar simply can not be built!

Tonequest Report (USA)
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It’s all there
The Unicorn leaves nothing to the imagination or to be desired – it’s all there!

Tonequest Report (USA)
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Rich in overtones
Sustain is excellent and the Unicorn is rich in harmonic overtones.

Tonequest Report (USA)
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Unicorn Classic
Every detail has been expertly accounted for and the result is a guitar that simply can not be made better.

Tonequest Report (USA)
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Happy people
If you do all your work as you’ve done with my Steam Classic, you make a lot of people happy. Beautiful!

Winfried Soppa (Germany)
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New vision
The Unicorn takes a bow to its role model, while offering a new vision – right down to the timbre.

Riffi Magazine (Finland)
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Friendly frets
Absolutely gorgeous, love it. Beautiful! I like how the frets feel too. They’re very friendly frets.

Tommy Emmanuel c.g.p. (USA)
Juha Torvinen - Eppu Normaali
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Life’s too short
Life is just too short to play bad guitars.

Juha Torvinen / Eppu Normaali (Finland)
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Master of his craft
Juha Ruokangas is a master of his craft and the model Unicorn Classic has once again clearly demonstrated it.

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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Musical empathy
You will find not only amazing craftsmanship, but particularly musical empathy to an impressive expression.

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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No doubt
No doubt about it, Juha Ruokangas is one of the very exceptional guitarbuilders in Europe.

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
Matias Kupiainen - featured Ruokangas player
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Obvious choice
I’ve always wanted to walk my own paths, and for me Ruokangas guitar was an obvious choice.

Matias Kupiainen (Finland)
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Passion and inspiration
The Unicorn Artisan is the epitome of passion and inspiration.

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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Strength and body
In addition to the warmth and clarity, the Unicorn has excellent mids, adding strength and body to the sound.

Riffi Magazine (Finland)
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The Unicorn growls
The Unicorn growls and has assertiveness – but nevertheless doesn’t lack elegance.

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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Unicorn Artisan
Expensive? Yes, but worth every single euro!

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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Admirable dedication
Juha is a passionate, adventurous builder with an admirable dedication to using locally sourced materials.

Premier Guitar (USA)
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Authority
The guitar delivers pop, rock and country with powerful authority.

FUZZ Magazine (Sweden)
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Loving craftsmanship
The magic of this instrument yields from loving craftsmanship and uncompromised attention to detail.

de Bassist /The Netherlands)
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Masterpiece
After the first note it’s clear that Juha Ruokangas can conjure up something really special. A masterpiece!

Gitarre & Bass (Germany)
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Raw power
The Mojo King breathes tradition and raw power combined with modern finesse and outstanding properties.

FUZZ Magazine (Sweden)
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Sensuously smooth
I’ll probably always remember the sensuously smooth finish and expertly rolled edges of the Mojo King’s neck.

Premier Guitar (USA)
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Something special
You don’t have to look long to see the Mojo King is something special.

Premier Guitar (USA)
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The most inviting
But the neck is what did it for me. It stands out as the most comfortable and inviting I’ve ever encountered.

Premier Guitar (USA)
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Three-dimensional
When the Mojo King is running clean (or semi-clean) it conjures lush, airy, three-dimensional tones.

Premier Guitar (USA)
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Crazy proud
In Finland, guitar making is a matter of great pride. And they must be crazy proud of Ruokangas Guitars.

Guitar Connoisseur
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Full points and more
Besides the shiny frets all the finishing touches of the Duke earn full points and more…

Riffi Magazine (Finland)
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Like and old friend
… the guitar feels like someone you have known for a long time and want to continue spending time with.

FUZZ Magazine (Sweden)
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The smallest detail
The VSOP is a high quality instrument down to the smallest detail.

FUZZ Magazine (Sweden)
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It’s meant for me
It simply feels like it’s meant for me and is the most beautiful sounding and looking guitar I’ve ever had.

Stella Christine (Finland)
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Best I’ve seen
The setup is perfect for my taste and the built quality is just the very best I have ever seen.

Stefan Löfstrand (Sweden)
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Mojo will be resqued
This is my finest guitar! I own a couple, some great stuff – but if my house starts burning, the Mojo vill be rescued!

Stefan Löfstrand (Sweden)
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My main guitar
My Aeon Artist and Deluxe are my main guitars. They make me play better – like the guitar was playing me!

Roope Riihijärvi (Finland)
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Like a grand piano
The Aeon reacts to different nuances just the way I want – every note is distinct like in a grand piano.

Roope Riihijärvi (Finland)
Sonny Landreth with his Ruokangas guitar
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Dream to play
Man, I love this guitar! It’s a dream to play and sounds terrific!

Sonny Landreth (USA)