Meet Dries Vanderheyden
Meet Dries: for the love of vintage
Hi! I'm Dries, and I'm so excited to share my passion for guitars with you. For as long as I can remember, guitars have held a special place in my heart. There's just something about the way the six strings come together to create beautiful melodies that speaks to my soul. I know that some men have their own hobbies, like cars or football, but for me, it's all about the guitar.
As a teenager, I bought my very first guitar and it was love at first sight. I spent countless hours practicing and perfecting my skills, and I cherished that instrument like it was a part of me. But eventually, I found myself wanting to branch out and explore more guitars. So I started looking around on second-hand websites to trade or sell my guitar, and that's when I discovered the joy of buying and selling guitars.
Over time, my love for guitars grew and I became particularly drawn to vintage guitars and amplifiers. It was a natural progression for me to start collecting and selling more vintage guitars, and that's how I came to launch my very own guitar shop, Know Your Vintage Guitars.
I take great pride in being responsible for every aspect of the business. From the moment I set out to find the best vintage guitars to the countless hours I spend inspecting every detail and learning new things, it's a labor of love. As a father of two, balancing my passion with my responsibilities can be a challenge. But at the end of the day, I find it incredibly rewarding. There's nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes from making vintage guitars accessible to people all across Europe. And of course, it's just plain fun to spend so much time around these beautiful instruments. I feel incredibly lucky to be doing what I love, and I wouldn't have it any other way.