We are proud to welcome Juuso Soinio to the VanderMeij Guitars family! Juuso is best known as guitarist and one of the founding members
of the the Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast. He is currently touring the USA with his freshly finished sixstring Magistra, loaded with an Evertune bridge. Juuso brought the woods on the top
and headstock from Finland to Amsterdam himself when he visited during the building process!
“In 2017 I was looking for suitable guitar manufacturer to collaborate with. I was hoping for something personal and unique”, tells Juuso. “I heard about VanderMeij guitars from Merel (Bechtold) when we crossed ways with Delain on our US tour. After testing one of their showcase 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!”
VUUR guitarists Jord and Ferry made a playthrough video for the song Freedom - Rio. Recorded at the best place - the VanderMeij Guitars workshop!
VanderMeij Guitars artist Merel Bechtold released her first playthrough video for her new Purest of Pain album! From now on, you can expect a new video every 23rd of the month. Enjoy!
Great news! We've been selected to exhibit at The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018. The show will be in Berlin on 5-6 May. Of course we will make sure we have some special guitars to show off - so come and check them out!
VUUR released their first video for the song My Champion - Berlin. Of course featuring VanderMeij Guitars artists Jord Otto and Ferry Duijsens using their Magistras. Go check it out!
We’re very proud to announce our endorsement of Jord Otto and Ferry Duijsens, the guitarists of Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band VUUR. Both already received their first sevenstring custom guitars earlier this month, which have been used for VUUR’s very first but already sold-out show.
Jord, who’s also known from My Propane, The Blackest Grey and ReVamp, found out about VanderMeij Guitars on a guitar show in Groningen. ‘Koen is a true artist! He knows how to make THE killer axe. Not only does he make the most beautiful guitars, playing and hearing his guitars is like a dream come true.’ Bandmate Ferry, who will also play three sold-out shows with Ayreon in 013 Tilburg, was sold immediately when testing some guitars in the workshop. 'VanderMeij Guitars stands for true craftsmanship. The sound, playability, materials, appearcance and esthetics: all these elements are the best of the best! It's a great honour to play on a guitar of this quality.'
VUUR has a lot of tourdates coming up, so check them out to see some VanderMeij action!
It’s with great pride that we announce our endorsement of Merel Bechtold. She has earned her stripes playing guitar for Delain, The Gentle Storm, MaYan and Purest of Pain. Merel has recently toured Canada and the USA with Delain, playing a sevenstring Magistra live for the first time in Toronto tonight.
“I never heard of VanderMeij Guitars before, but was immediately impressed when I looked up pictures and just had to give them a try”, Merel tells. “Besides the supersexy looks of the guitars, they’re exactly what I am looking for in terms of feel, stability and sound. I tested two Magistras in Hedon, Zwolle, with Delain and these guitars turned out to be perfect for what I’m doing now.”
Picture by Jimmy Israël.