Ruokangas Guitars
Juha Ruokangas

Ruokangas Guitars was established in 1995 by luthier Juha Ruokangas. Today Juha is one of the very few Finnish luthiers with a Master’s Degree in guitar making, and his guitars are regarded in various books, magazines and other independent sources as some of the finest in the world. Juha is also a co-founder and the vice president of EGB, and the chairman of The Guild of Finnish Luthiers.

Love for music is the sole reason why I’m a luthier – and why I participate in the HGGS. Tracing back my life, music has guided my way substantially – including the fact that I got swept off to the path that eventually led me to become a guitar maker.

Photos Copyright: Portrait + workshop_01 photos by Matti Immonen