The specialist in
vintage & high-end guitars.
We are located in Rijsbergen, the Netherlands. We specialize in vintage guitars. It's all about finding the perfect match between a passionate player and a beautiful guitar.
Sharing knowledge & passion.
Ten years ago we started The Guitar Company and sold a guitar to our first customer. Since that first sale we have united hundreds of guitar enthusiasts with the guitar of their dreams. Our guitars have found a new home in over 20 countries, have been used by artists and in studios and made people fall in love with vintage guitars.
Feel free to swing by in our shop. We are passionate about guitars and we love sharing that passion with fellow guitarists. Have a cup of coffee whilst talking about guitars or try out some of our best vintage models. We always have a broad selection of guitars in stock.
The Guitar Company is an initiative by Erwin van Waardenburg. I started playing guitar when I was ten years old. My first guitar was an old Silvertone and that sparked my interest for vintage guitars. Now, many years later, I am the proud owner of a collection with mainly rare, vintage Gibson guitars.
Erwin begon op jonge leeftijd met gitaar spelen. Hij is begonnen met een oude Silvertone en twintig jaar (en tientallen gitaren) later heeft hij een leuke collectie met voornamelijk vintage Gibson gitaren.
Throughout the years I have owned and played a large variety of guitars. Each instrument taught me something; how it should feel, what it should look like and most importantly, what it should sound like. If you need a recommendation or an advice, call me.
Frequently asked questions
You can pay by pin or by bank transfer. Guitars can only be taken when the money is received.
Before we are able to offer you a fair and realistic price for your guitar we have to check the instrument. Our estimation depends on a few things. We look at the state of the instrument, exclusivity, age and so on. The final price of the guitar will be agreed upon together with you, being the selling party.
We always treat your guitars with the utmost care. All the guitars are being saved in a secured room with climate control. The guitars only leave this space when somebody has concrete interest in the instrument. Testing of the guitar happens under supervision of The Guitar Company. If necessary strings of the guitar will be replaced. If, for any reason, the guitar is damaged during it’s stay The Guitar Company can be held responsible and we will make sure that the damage is recovered.