Ruokangas/TQR

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  1. Chiba

    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    Just got the new issue of ToneQuest Report yesterday and there's a lengthy interview with Juha Ruokangas, a Finnish luthier. Some excellent info in there for anybody interested in the art of guitar building.

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  2. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    1)Tone Quest is the ultimate cork sniffer dilettante ******** rag.
    B)Roukangas makes a solid guitar. His finish work needs some attention. Crazy thick application like a "70's Ibanez, but an extremely well built and great sounding guitar.
     
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    So, is he a Finnish luthier or a finish luthier? :D


    Sorry, I am in a bad joke kinda mood today, carry on.



    kev
     
  4. Chiba

    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    Kev - Finnish, as in from Finland.

    Matte - normally I think you have a lot to offer TGP, but I think in this case I'll just shut my cork-sniffing dilettante ******** mouth. Thanks for your opinion, though, on my reading material. I appreciate it.

    Your opinion of the publication aside, I was really just trying to hip the folks around here to another custom/small builder that their cork-sniffing dilettante ******** selves might like to check out. At least we all now know nobody will be behind you in the guy's build list.

    --chiba
     
  5. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    Chiba,
    Roukangas Guitars has been online for some time now. TQ is but one of several ways to find out about these fine guitars. I actually first heard of them either on the PRS or LPF boards, around 1999. His double cut carved top set-neck guitar was my favourite of the models I've played.
     
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    I understood you perfectly, I was just making a bad joke out of your's and Matte's initial posts. Finnish vs. finish. Now I've really shown that I have absolutely no comedy genes whatsoever. :eek:

    sigh
     
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    One of the best sounding and looking guitar I played in the Musikmesse last year.
     
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    Does anyone have a ballpark idea of his pricing?
     
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    From 2500 to 6000 euros if you're into fancy inlays.
     
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    IIRC you are looking at 3k...more or less depending on features.
     
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    Matte,

    You know that I am not in the same league as you as a guitar player (I still can't fathom the 7 string stuff) nor will I ever be, but... I did have a 70's Ibanez and Juha's stuff is not the same :rolleyes:

    I am back from my trip to the cold north (15 minutes ago, and it was not cold). Drop me a line if somebody wants to know more about prices.

    Thanks for noticing that people talk about us. Let's not go back to the good old fin(n)ish discussion! :D

    Thank you gentlemen,

    Eero
    Ruokangas Guitars USA
     
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    Hi Eero,
    Juha's guitars are killing, I simply felt that the finishes were simply too thick for my tastes. Still, all in all, exceptional instruments.
     
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    Thanks Matte,

    I know, it goes without saying. You know your stuff, which I thank you for. Let's get together one of these days soon!

    PS. If you are somewhere close, I will have something interesting with me soon.

    Rock, or jazz on!

    Eero
     
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    Eero, Email me @ mhenderson@hvc.rr.com I'm still in the Woodstock area. Let's hitch up!

    best,

    M
     
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    Eero...beware. Whatever you do, do not let Matte convince you that Iron City is good beer. :dude :D If he tries...threaten his healthy ass with a Twinkie
     
  16. matte

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    Dain't yunes mean AAryn city? Can yunes get it at the Big Berd?
     
  17. edgarallanpoe

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    LOL!!! Noot at da Big Berd yit. Can't wait till I cun pick up my AArn City and Islays chippy chopped ham at da same place. :p :)
     
  18. hear and play

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    I got it and thought it was clever.

    Now, in the interest of denigrating both of us, my reaction may say more about me than the quality of the joke.

    :)
     
  19. hear and play

    hear and play Member

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    Whoa, Matte, I'm impressed.

    Are you from "the region?"
     
  20. hear and play

    hear and play Member

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    Matte, I'm not busting your chops, here. I really like what was likely a mistake.

    Numbering two items "1)" and "B" is cool.
     

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