Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas (ruokangas.com) is a long-time premium subscriber to The Guitar Channel. I always enjoy interviewing him, as he is very generous and articulate in his answers. Here's an interview recorded via Zoom where he goes into great depth on the following subjects:
- The evolution of his Valvebucker pickup
- The impact of the pandemic
- The inner workings of Ruokangas Guitars
- The secret of his fretwork, the envy of all luthiers
- Guitar shows
Here's the first part of this interview.
Thank you to Juha for being a premium subscriber for so long!
Juha Ruokangas interview