Juha Ruokangas

Juha Ruokangas is a luthier from Finland who set out to create a community of builders within Europe thus establishing the European Guitar Builders Association (EGB).  Juha designed his own series of guitars in 1997, beginning with the Duke model, which was the first instrument of his own company, Ruokangas Guitars.  Soon he followed up with other models including the Unicorn and the Aeon.  In 2011, he introduced his first electric bass, which he named the Steambass.  While exhibiting at the NAMM Show in 2016, Juha took time out for his NAMM Oral History interview to help us document his background, the development of his company and the exciting work being done by the EGB.

Interview Date:
January 22, 2016
Job Title:
Ruokangas Guitars

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