Kitaratunnit Helsinki

Guitar Media Helsinki is the enterprise of guitarist and guitar instructor Roo Chapus. Roo has a well earned reputation as an effective and patient instructor whose lessons are both fun and challenging. Roo has also sold some of my instruments and forwarded me other people's instruments for reparations. On request I can take a guitar or a bass to his office for a tryout. Roo also owns one of my builds, the Circulatrix.


Reign Over Obscurity

Guitar virtuoso Roo records and plays live with his group Reign Over Obscurity. Check out the gigs and the recordings in the following link:


Restaurant Albatros, Tammisaari

Restaurant Albatros, located in Stallörsparken, close to the Old Town of Ekenäs, Finland, offers live music frequently. I have built the house guitar - a Les Paul Standard type axe dubbed LP Std Albatros with a flamed birch top, the restaurant's colours and logo in mother of pearl inlay . 


Västra Nylands folkhögskola

My daytime job is teaching photography at the Swedish speaking independent college Västra Nylands folkhögskola in Karis, Finland, and I have held the job since 1994. The college, established in 1905, offers high class courses among other things in law, science, languages and tourism, visual arts, interior and product design, graphic design and comic arts, fashion design, photography, dance and drama.

Our visual arts students have an opportunity to obtain a university level study place in England, at the University for the Creative Arts - without an admission exam. 


Meilahden ortopediatekniikka

Pauli Tarpila's enterprise Meilahden ortopediatekniikka manufactures orthotic appliances and prosthetic devices for people who need them. Pauli "Lalli" Tarpila is also an accomplished guitarist and he owns a Stratocaster type guitar that I have built - called Lalli's Axe after a Finnish patriotic legend. 


Helena Nyytäjä

Helena Nyytäjä is my fantastic daughter and colleague. She is both technically and visually an excellent photographer. 



Seppo Rouhiainen is a versatile singer-songwriter who plays virtually any kind of music on the guitar. The name of his enterprise Sonour means musician in Breton. Seppo has a neck and pickups of my design and build in one of his guitars.


AJ Savolainen

AJ Savolainen is both an innovative and versatile photographer and a brilliant guitarist and bassist. This is his photo site:


Gyan Dookie/Musiikkikoulu Zenius


Gyan Dookie is both an expert at graphic & web design and a distinguished musician, musical instructor and tae kwon do coach. In July 2014 he gave me private lessons in the basics of Joomla! CMS program to help me get my web site up. During two afternoons I learnt more than I had on a course running through an entire spring. A good reputation as a pedagogue must be earned through practical competence and work. There are no short cuts. A pedagogically proficient visual arts teacher myself, I recognize a good pedagogue when I am tutored by one. Gyan Dookie is an excellent pedagogue