Back in 1987, Vincent Uijtendaal started his great passion: building guitars. He always had an interest in guitar music, even from te moment he was born! His parents kept feeding him with Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Beatles and Stones. So Vincent did’t know any better, actually.
When he was 17 he started playing bass, but that was more for his brother Arjen he decided a few weeks later. So, he got a USA Fender Telecaster Sunburst, and in love he was… The kick of trying to play along with his guitar heroes… oh well, you know the feeling when you started, right?
Creativity and construction
He always was a handy chap. You could fill a whole shop with all the plastic model planes, cars and motor bikes he put together as a kid. During his technical school education he developed his construction skills even more. At first he started as a volunteer building a Dutch 18th century ship (The Amsterdam), and later on he took a job in the air force as an aircraft mechanic. Together with the love he had for guitars he finally said: For sure I can create the best guitars myself!
The first guitar he ever built was made for Ton van Bergeijk, a famous Dutch musician ;-). He was allowed to take apart his black Telecaster for all the measurements, to build a 4-string ukelele (the Uketele). He required a taste for it and then it really got out of hand. And now, more than 25 years later Vincent Guitars offers a great collection of high end electric, acoustic and custom guitars.
Restorations and repairs
Along the way, Vincent Guitars also did a lot of restorations. We know our way with all different brands and models. For instance; rebinding an Gretsch Viking, reconstructing a Guild Thunderbird, a refret for a Gibson, and what about all these broken headstocks… ouch! We will take very much care of all your injuries.
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Vincent Guitars is known for high quality built electric, acoustic and custom guitars. Vincent Guitars will give you the best advice, taking all your personal wishes into account. With more than 30 years of experience we also became specialized in detailed inlays and themed guitars.
We love to build our custom guitars from scratch, so we don’t assemble ready made bodies and necks. Labour intensive sawing and sanding brings a real soul into your guitar. We work with sustainable wood and we mostly use our own Vincent handwound pickups. Besides that, we work with well-known suppliers who deliver us high-end hardware. All together this results into beautiful and great sounding guitars. Made in Holland, with love and care for the environment.