Exhibitors 2014

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Juha Ruokangas
Ruokangas Guitars
Juha Ruokangas

Juha Ruokangas is the founder and sole owner of Ruokangas Guitars. He has designed all the Ruokangas guitar models, and he builds them together with his small “dream team”. Juha studied lutherie in the early 90’s under the guidance of the finest Finnish luthiers.

 

»I dreamed at the age of 15 to become a rock star, posing with a guitar hung low – just like Jimmy Page did. But I was always as intrigued of what was under the hood of those cool guitars, and by the time I was 18 my dream job had transformed from rock star to guitar maker. I founded ‘Ruokangas Guitars’ in 1995. Haven’t regretted a single day.«

 

Today Juha is one of the very few Finnish luthiers with a Master’s Degree, and his guitars are regarded in various books, magazines and other independent sources as some of the finest in the world. He works also as the chairman of The Guild of Finnish Luthiers, and he is the vice president of The European Guitar Builders.

The Holy Grail Guitar Show is yet another dream come true for me. Finally – a high end international boutique guitar exhibition here, in Europe. It was about time!