van der Gaag Guitars

Custom Built Guitars



Welcome to van der Gaag Guitars!

We manufacture guitars and Irish bouzoukis for those who love high quality in workmanship and sound. 

Our guitars and bouzoukis are handmade and custom built, according to your wishes.
Despite of our competitive prices we always build to your custom design.

Your Guitar or Bouzouki will always be 100% unique and 100% "your very own"



I just bought your Kauri/Cedar cutaway guitar via Rudi Bults of “the Fellowship of Acoustics”

I’m a customer of him for the last year and bought a number of instruments, and some of them I have returned, Lowden, Santa Cruz, Gibson and Brook, all very nice but there was something missing

That quest ended by one of yours.

Great thing, very responsive, dynamic and clear without being shrill and harsh, strong lows without booming and beautiful to look at.
Also good frets, fret board radius and neck with.

Thanks and see you later
— Huijb Oskam
As promised, I’ll send you my experience with the purchase of one of your Bouzouki.
I was looking quite a while now for a replacement of my old Greek bouzouki. I used this instrument in our Folk-Rock band Chimera.
2 years ago after restarting our band Chimera I found a cheap alternative for my old Bouzouki, an Irish Bouzouki from Richwood.
Because we are getting more serious with the band I started looking for a better instrument and via Ad Vermeer from Rotterdam I came in contact with van der Gaag Guitars.
From our first contact I just knew it would be the start of a very nice and exiting project, I saw some readymade instruments and could try out a few.
After that we put together my wishes for a custom built Bouzouki, everything was possible, like the type of woods used, shape of the head, the tuners, purflings, neck with and length. I had also a special requirement qua tuning, I always use the tuning A-E-B-Fis, so because of the greater tension on the neck You’ve made the neck stronger by laminating.
During the building you have kept me informed by sending pictures on every stage of building. I’m sure I will have a lot of fun and satisfaction with this instrument. Also I received some nice after care, with a free first maintenance job, all in all heaps of quality for a nice price.

— Bas Verkade