I met my first musical love at age 15, the self-titled album Van Halen. Whoaaa! What an incredibly refreshing sound in the hard rock scene! This led me and my friends Tony, Eric and Charlie to start the hard rock band Voyager. We played Y&T, Thin Lizzy and later wrote our own songs inspired by Scorpions, Rush and Journey. Touring the local club circuit ignited my love for guitars and playing a support act for Dutch legend Herman Brood (RIP) was a dream come true.
Though my professional career took me elsewhere, my love for guitars and rock never faded. It only grew stronger when I bought my first acoustic guitar in: a Lowden O35. What a piece of art; true craftsmanship! As my private guitar collection grew, I realized that the world is missing an authentic, high-end guitar dealer.
Passion for music and guitars is the foundation for Diamond Guitars, Amsterdam is the location, the stage and my home. If you’re interested in us or our products, feel free to contact me for an appointment. I would love to show you around and make your dream come true!