Juuso Soinio

"After testing a VanderMeij Magistra demo guitars for a few weeks I was impressed with the quality and sound, it was an easy choice to go ahead and order a custom build!"

Juuso Soinio is best known as guitarist and one of the founding members of the the Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast. Battle Beast is a Finnish heavy metal / power metal band established in Helsinki in 2008. 



Juuso uses a:


  • 6 string 25,5" VanderMeij Magistra guitar; 
  • Swamp ash body with neckthrough construction;
  • Finnish Birch top with highgloss black burst finish;
  • 5-ply wenge/maple neck;
  • Birdseye Maple fretboard with custom inlay and Luminlay sidedots;
  • 24 stainless steel Jescar Enterprises jumbo frets;
  • Evertune bridge and Hipshot open gear locking tuners.

  • 7 string 25"-26,5" VanderMeij Magistra guitar; 
  • Yellow Poplar body with set neck construction;
  • SIlver sparkle burst highgloss finish;
  • 5-ply wenge/maple neck;
  • Ebony fretboard with Luminlay sidedots;
  • 24 stainless steel Jescar Enterprises jumbo frets;
  • Bare Knuckle Pickups - Ragnarok
  • Hipshot multiscale bridge and open gear locking tuners.