JamV Guitars – Hans van Velzen
Handbuilt guitars – Restaurations – Repairs – Handmade tools for the guitarbuilder
Besides free advice, JamV Guitars can provide you with :
Repairs and adjustments to your electric or acoustic guitar or bass.
Refretting your fingerboard or recrowning your frets.
Building you a custom guitar, acoustic or electric.
Historically sound repairs on every string instrument.
Handwound pickups and repair or rewounds of defective pickups.
Special handmade tools for the luthier.
My mission: To enable musicians to explore and express their creativity by providing them with first class (custom built) Instruments.
In 2011 I won the first prize at the Dutch Guitar Builders meeting.
In 2014 I was awarded the golden fingerplane for promising Talent of the CMB in Belgium.
The coming decade my focus will be on the Classical guitar in terms of guitar building.
I also participate in the Leonardo Guitar Project.
In 2014 I built a guitar in Beech for the first phase of the project.
In May 2015 I was able to work in Italy for a month with Lorenzo Frignani on the project.
December 2016 I have finished 2 guitars for the second phase of this Leonardo Guitar Project. They were presented at the Cordefactum festival 2017.
Another project was the building of 2 Manuel Ramirez 1910 Models, one with and one without Tornavoz. The Manuel Ramirez without Tornavoz was finished in 2017. The Model with Tornavoz was finished june this year.
A new project is building two Santos Hernandez models, one in spruce, one in ceder.
For news and other projects take a look at my facebook page.