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I'm a luthier and luthier teacher from Lapland Finland focused mainly in classic guitars. Since 1997 I've built classic guitars in the style of Torres, Hauser and Romanillos with great regard to high quality materials and tradition. I continuously develop the models further with vivid tone and strong sound as my guideline.

I also do service work on classic, acoustic and electric guitars and bass guitars. Via me you can also purchase inexpensive good quality student instruments.


Comments about my guitars

Reino Vanhatalo doing fretwork

I was interviewed for an article about Finnish classical guitar makers in the July 2013 edition of the Finnish classical music magazine Rondo. Some of my instruments were also presented in the article.

Guitarist Marco Socías in Tampere 2013

I met guitarist Marco Socías at the Tampere Guitar Festival in June 2013.

"The guitar is very good and easy to play. The treble and bass sounds are in balance, and the guitar reacts to piano pianissimo in a very delicate manner. General volume is strong", Marco commented on my guitar.






"I have been very pleased with the concert guitar that was built for me by Reino Vanhatalo in summer 2012. Reino executed very precisely my wishes of an exceptional scale length and neck width. I had the chance to be closely involved in the building process and in making decisions concerning material choices and also aesthetical matters.

My guitar has a strong, balanced and colourful sound and it reacts responsively to the players impulses. The sound is deep and has a dark and aristocratic Spanish character.

It is a pleasure to play an instrument that equals in expressiveness my artistic needs."

Otto Jakobsson, Classical Guitarist


"I can warmly recommend instruments by Reino Vanhatalo for every guitar player, and for any purpose."

Seppo Kallio


"I have had the pleasure to get familiar with the fruits of Reino Vanhatalo's guitar making for the first time in the spring of 2001. Already then I was convinced of Vanhatalo's exceptional talents in guitar making. Along the years his instruments have evolved to meet the highest standards of the professional musician."

Timo Korhonen, Guitarist, the founder and artistic leader of Guitaristival. (The International Guitar Festival and Toru Takemitsu -guitar competition. Reino Vanhatalo guitar was a price in the year 2004 event.)



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