Posts tagged ‘AJL-Guitars’

02/11/2015

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015

HGGS – Estrel Hotel Berlin

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015 pidettiin Berliinissä 31.10. ja 01.11.2015.

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015 was held on the 31st of October and the 1st of November 2015 in Berlin (Germany).

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Suomi oli – jälleen kerran – todella hyvin edustettu:

Finland was – once again – very well represented:

HGGS 2015 – AJL

Ari-Jukka Luomuranta (AJL-Guitars) ja hänen erikoismallinsa, Model Gypsy Fire, jolla on iso soikea ääniaukko ja tummanpunainen viimeistely.

Gypsy Jazz specialist Ari-Jukka Luomuranta (AJL-Guitars) with his special large-holed Favino-type Model Gypsy Fire in burgundy red.

HGGS 2015 – AJL 2

AJL-Guitarsista saa nyt myös firman ainutlaatuista Quiet & Portable -matkakitaraa.

To our knowledge, AJL-Guitars’ Quiet & Portable travel Gypsy guitar is a world first.

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HGGS 2015 – Amfisound 1

Amfisoundin Sampo Leppävuori (vas) ja Tomi Korkalainen (oik).

Sampo Leppävuori (l) and Tomi Korkalainen (r) from Amfisound Guitars.

HGGS 2015 – Amfisound 3

Amfisoundin uudistettut Halti-mallit saa nyt uudenlaisella Set-Lock-kaulaliitoksella, joka helpottaa huomattavasti pääsyn ylimmille nauhoille.

Their updated Halti-models are now made with Amfisound’s Set-Lock neck joint, which makes it easy to reach the neck’s dusty end.

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HGGS 2015 – Jasesoi 3

A-P Paasosen Soitinpaja Jasesoi esitteli Holy Grail -messuilla uudet akustiset mallinsa, jossa kaulaliitos on 13. nauhan (!) kohdalla.

A-P Paasonen’s company Jasesoi introduced their new steel-string model with a neck joint at the 13th (!) fret.

HGGS 2015 – Jasesoi 1

Kuvankaunis!
What a beauty!

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HGGS 2015 – Liljeström

Anders Liljeströmin (vas) uusi, kevyesti vanhennettu malli kiinnosti sekä messuvieraat että muut soitinrakentajat.

Anders Liljeström’s (l) new aged-look guitar was met with a lot of interest, both from players as well as colleagues.

HGGS 2015 – Jasesoi 4

Tässä Anders on kokeilemassa uutta Jasesoi-mallia.

Anders even found time to check out Jasesoi’s new model.

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HGGS 2015 – Lottonen 2

Lottonen Guitarsin Juha Rinne (vas) ja Juha Lottonen (oik).

Juha Rinne (l) and Juha Lottonen (r) of Lottonen Guitars.

HGGS 2015 – Lottonen rosette

Parlour-kokoiset Lottoset löytyy nykyään jo monen soittajan arsenaalissa.

You should really try Lottonen’s parlour-sized acoustic guitars!

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HGGS 2015 – Ruokangas 2

Juha Ruokankaan Ruokangas Guitars on nykyään jo käsite myös muualla maailmassa. Tämän Mojo-mallin kannessa on Juhan tyttären maalaus.

Juha Ruokangas’ company, Ruokangas Guitars, is already well-established in the field of boutique guitars. This Mojo-model comes with a top that was hand-painted by Juha’s daughter.

HGGS 2015 – Ruokangas 3

Uudessa Unicorn Supersonic-kitarassa on erikoisviimeistelty loimukoivukansi.

The brand-new Unicorn Supersonic comes with Ruokangas’ special Bare Bones finish.

HGGS 2015 – Mika Tyyskä

Mr Fastfingerin luoja Mika Tyyskä saapuu Ruokangas-ständille.

Mika Tyyskä, Mr Fastfinger’s human alter ego, arrives at the Ruokangas stand.

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HGGS 2015 – Tyyster 1

Tyyster Guitarsin Matti Gran (vas) and Ville Tyyster (oik).

Matti Gran (l) and Ville Tyyster (r) from Tyyster Guitars.

HGGS 2015 – Tyyster 2

Tyysterin Pelti-malli on erinomainen Blues- ja Roots-kitara.

Blues- and Roots-players will surely enjoy the Tyyster Pelti with its metal thinline body.

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HGGS 2015 – Vice

HGGS 2015 – Tonfuchs 2

HGGS 2015 – Thorndal

HGGS 2015 – Thierry Andre

HGGS 2015 – Rozawood 3

HGGS 2015 – Ritter 2

HGGS 2015 – Nick Page 2

HGGS 2015 – Basslab

HGGS 2015 – Andy Manson 2

HGGS 2015 – BAchmann 2

HGGS 2015 – Alquier Ethiq 1

HGGS 2015 – Nicolas Dayet-David

HGGS 2015 – Marleaux

Lisää kuvia The Holy Grail Guitar Showsta löydät TÄÄLTÄ.

For more pictures from The Holy Grail Guitar Show click HERE.

18/11/2014

The Holy Grail Guitar Show: The Kitarablogi video

16/11/2014

The Holy Grail Guitar Show – as it happened

Don’t worry if you weren’t able to make it to the Holy Grail Guitar Show:
You can find all the pictures and info on Kitarablogi’s Facebook page (more pictures will be added over the next couple of days)!

15/11/2014

The Holy Grail Guitar Show – erittäin vahva suomalainen edustus

HGGS 2014 – Ari-Jukka Luomaranta

AJL-Guitars

HGGS 2014 – Amfisound Tomi + Sampo

Amfisound Guitars

HGGS 2014 – Anders Liljeström

Liljeström Guitars

HGGS 2014 – Juha Lottonen

Lottonen Guitars

HGGS 2014 – Juha Ruokangas + Nemo

Ruokangas Guitars

HGGS 2014 – Jasesoi AP Paasonen

Soitinpaja Jasesoi

HGGS 2014 – Tyyster + Kuloniemi

Tyyster Guitars

HGGS – Versoul

Versoul Instruments

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Tarkempaa lisätietoa tapahtumasta saa TÄSSÄ.

29/10/2014

Tule kokemaan taivaallisia kitaroita! The Holy Grail Guitar Show – Berliini, 15. & 16. marraskuuta 2014

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The Holy Grail Guitar Show -näyttely antaa sinulle ainutkertaisen mahdollisuuden tutustua maailman parhaimpiin uusiin kitaroihin, sekä tekijöihin unelmasoittimien takana!

The Holy Grail Guitar Show:n takana on eurooppalaisten kitararakentajien yhdistys The European Guitar Builders. Tapahtuma järjestetään Berliinissä, Estrel Berlin Hotel and Congress Centre:ssä 15. ja 16. marraskuuta.

Vaikka tapahtuman pääpaino on eurooppalaisissa soittimissa, The Holy Grail Guitar Show:n pitkältä näytteilleasettajien listalta (joka sisältää yli sataa soitinpajaa) löytyy myös kitararakentajia esim. USA:sta, Kanadasta tai Japanista. Suomalaisia nimiä löytyy listalta muuten yllättävän monta:

AJL-Guitars

Amfisound Guitars

Liljeström Guitars

Lottonen Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Soitinpaja Jasesoi

Tyyster Guitars

Versoul Instruments

Tarkempaa lisätietoa tapahtumasta saa TÄSSÄ.

Kitarablogi.com on luonnollisesti myös menossa!

17/09/2014

In pictures – AJL-Guitars

AJL-Guitars – Olli Soikkeli model

(picture courtesy of AJL-Guitars)

AJL-Guitars – headstocks

(picture courtesy of AJL-Guitars)

AJL-Guitars – 19%22 Master 400

(picture courtesy of AJL-Guitars)

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In the autumn of 2013 Kitarablogi had the pleasure of visiting Ari-Jukka Luomaranta’s AJL-Guitars workshop in Kokkola.
Here are some of the pictures I took on that occasion:

AJ + Model XO 2

AJL Guitars – wood 2

AJL Guitars – top-grade maple

AJL Guitars – tops + fretboards

AJ + neck blanks

AJL Guitars – headstock joint

AJL Guitars – neck glue line

AJL Guitars – 3-pc maple neck blanks

AJL Guitars – different side dots

AJ + top

AJL Guitars – ladder bracing

AJL Guitars – neck angle

AJL Guitars – backs

AJL-Guitars – back and rim sample

(picture courtesy of AJL-Guitars)

AJL Guitars – back bracing

AJL Guitars – raw soundboxes

AJL Guitars – soundboxes 3

AJL Guitars – rosettes

AJL Guitars – bundles of binding

AJL Guitars – close-up binding

AJL Guitars – tuners

AJL Guitars – bridge blanks

AJL-Guitars – X-O bridge

AJL Guitars – AJL tailpiece

AJ + highly figured guitar

AJL-Guitars – XO-model soundhole

(picture courtesy of AJL-Guitars)

AJL Guitars – Swingmaster PU

AJL Guitars – Swingmaster innards

AJL Guitars – handmade case

AJ + Model XO

Find out more about AJL-Guitars on their WEBSITE or on FACEBOOK.
AJL-Guitars will also be at The Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, in November!

17/11/2013

Guitar Porn – Turenki Tonefest 2013

Tonefest 13 – AJL

Ari-Jukka Luomaranta and a pair of AJL-Guitars’ XO-models.

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Tonefest 13 – Aurora

Aurora Guitars, and their slant on the famous Bigsby solidbody.

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Tonefest 13 – Bluetone

A tasty Bluetone Amps tweed combo.

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Tonefest 13 – Custom Sounds 2

Tonefest 13 – Custom Sounds

Custom Sounds display some of their custom-made pedalboards.

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Tonefest 13 – Finlandia

Finlandia Instruments’ Costellobird (on the right) is based on an old JAK model.

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Tonefest 13 – Halla

Tonefest 13 – Halla 2

A real eye-catcher from Halla Custom Instruments – a guitar with a body made from very rustic alder.

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Tonefest 13 – HOS

A futuristic-looking HOS Guitars model.

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Tonefest 13 – Ikaalinen 2

Tonefest 13 – Ikaalinen

These instruments were made by luthiery students at IKATA.

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Tonefest 13 – Jasesoi

Some of Soitinpaja JaSeSoi’s acoustic models.

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Tonefest 13 – Kalluste

Kalluste Guitars from Estonia.

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Tonefest 13 – Kitarapaja 2

Tonefest 13 – Kitarapaja

Swart amps and Fano guitars are among the brands displayed by Kitarapaja.

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Tonefest 13 – Koivisto

Koivisto Guitars with two electric models and an interesting lute-type design.

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Tonefest 13 – Monster 2

Tonefest 13 – Monster

Monster Custom Amps and Visual Clone Guitars – the cool factor is built-in.

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Tonefest 13 – Oakbridge

Tonefest 13 – Oakbridge 2

Oakbridge Instruments specialise in acoustic instruments.

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Tonefest 13 – Veijo Rautia

Tonefest 13 – Rautia 3

Tonefest 13 – Rautia 2

Veijo Rautia gives you lots of electric mojo with his custom guitars and pickups.

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Tonefest 13 – Romu

Romu Amps from Estonia

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Tonefest 13 – Markus Setzer

German master bassist Markus Setzer digs the new fretless version of the Ruokangas Steambass.

Tonefest 13 – Ruokangas

Tonefest 2013 – Ruokangas 2

Tonefest 13 – Setzer & Paranko

Antti Paranko and Markus Setzer in action with their Ruokangas instruments.

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Tonefest 13 – Tyyster

Tyyster gives you plenty of rootsy tone and cool retro looks from metal topped guitars.

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Tonefest 13 – Halme

Saturday saw lots of live action from Pauli Halme’s record release gig…

Tonefest 13 – Kela

…to Anssi Kela and Tuomas Wäinölä.

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Turenki Tonefest 2013 (16. + 17.11.2013)

16/11/2013

Turenki Tonefest 2013 – The Video

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Tonefest 2013 – Ruokangas 2

Turenki Tonefest 2013 (16. + 17.11.2013)

02/10/2013

A teaser from Kitarablogi’s visit to AJL-Guitars

AJL Guitars – teaser blog

Iso juttu Kitarablogin vierailusta AJL-Guitarsin pajalla tulossa ensi viikolla!

If you’re into Selmer-Maccaferri-style guitars you shouldn’t miss our report on AJL-Guitars, coming out sometime next week!

30/09/2013

New Series Starting In October – The Guild Of Finnish Luthiers

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A new series on Finnish luthiers will start on Kitarablogi.com in October.

Over the coming months Kitarablogi.com will introduce all the members/member companies of the Guild Of Finnish Luthiers. We will feast our eyes at the amazing variety, beauty and craftsmanship on display in contemporary Finnish instrument-making.

For more information about the Guild Of Finnish Luthiers go HERE (a link in English is at the bottom of the page).

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AJL-Guitars

Our new series will start with AJL Guitars, makers of fine Gypsy Jazz- and Archtop-guitars from the west coast city of Kokkola.

Get the low-down on AJL Guitars from their English-language WEBSITE.