FAQ 2017-11-01T13:15:03+00:00
WHAT BRAND HARDWARE DO YOU USE? 2017-11-01T12:55:25+00:00

Kluson, Gotoh, Alpha, Spraque, Wudtone, Callahan, Duesenberg, Bigsby and many more well known brands.

CAN I BUY YOUR GUITARS IN A STORE? 2017-11-01T12:54:11+00:00


We’re working on having a couple of resellers in the UK, USA, Belgium, Spain & the Netherlands. We’re almost there, but not quite yet.
If you’re in the UK please contact mr. Shaun Miller from alnicofive.com, he’s our representative in the UK.
Keymusic Utrecht stocks some of our guitars and can do custom orders for you as well.


Well, we’d like to keep that a secret :-). However our relicing process does involve a bike, some rope and at least one guitar. Do the math. Just kidding.

Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we’re a custom shop. So all our guitars are made to the exact wishes of our clients. Like it or not, that’s up to you. More or less relic, it’s up to you to decide.

But, and we cannot stress this enough…, if you don’t like meat, don’t go to the butcher. We’re not impressed by comments like ‘ugly guitars, must be crap’ and ‘you shouldn’t buy a relic’d guitar, just play it for years’. Sure it’s ok to think so, tell so and try to convince others. Just keep us out of the discussion. We do what we do best.

HOW ABOUT AFTER SALES? 2017-11-01T12:50:05+00:00

We think our guitars should work well and do exactly what you might reasonably expect of them.
Should there be a problem with one of our guitars, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Even if you’re the 10th owner we will still help you out.

CAN YOU TEACH ME HOW TO BUILD MY OWN GUITAR? 2017-11-01T12:49:32+00:00

Sure we can. But we won’t. Sorry for that.

DO YOU BUILD GUITARS WITHOUT A RELIC? 2017-11-01T12:49:02+00:00

Yes and no.
We can but we don’t like to. If you’re interested in our guitars and want to order a couple of them we might make them shiny and new. Contact us!

CAN I BRING MY OWN GUITAR? 2017-11-01T12:47:27+00:00

Sure. And your dog too.

ARE YOUR GUITARS REPLICAS? 2017-11-01T12:46:59+00:00

No. You won’t find any logos of brands we don’t own copyright on. We don’t put Fender decals on our guitars. We’re not related to any brand other than our own.

We do get inspired by the beautiful instruments some brands make and sure we can make you something that looks like a SRV, Clapton or Mayer Strat. But remember, we never sell them as, or imply they are, genuine brand guitars.

CAN I VISIT YOUR STORE? 2017-11-01T12:46:14+00:00

Sure. We’re open on appointment (also at night, on Sunday etc.) and you’re more than welcome.

We don’t run a regular guitar store. We like to take time to talk to you and make sure we fully understand your wishes. You can try some guitars too. Furthermore there are quite a few well known artists who visit us and like their privacy. We respect that and we like to give all our clients an equal amount of attention.

Please give us a call on +31707370485 or +31624438379 if you wish to visit us. We’ll make sure everything is cleaned and the coffee is hot 🙂

DO YOU ENDORSE BANDS OR ARTIST? 2017-11-01T12:45:21+00:00

Yes we do. However, we do have some requirements. You need to be a signed artist, do gigs and have at least one CD out.
Please contact us at info@relicguitarsthehague.com for more info.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A GUITAR? 2017-11-01T12:44:41+00:00

Lead time is 8 to 10 weeks. However, if you’re in a hurry we can always try to make an exception on the lead time. Please contact us before ordering!

WHO’S YOUR PARCEL CARRIER? 2017-11-01T12:43:43+00:00

Skynet. But we also use DHL, UPS, GLS & TNT…  That way we can keep shipping across the world affordable.

DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN PICKUPS? 2017-11-01T12:42:41+00:00

No we don’t. We order them at 4 Seasons Pickups in the Netherlands and Sonic Monkey in the UK.

WHY ARE YOUR GUITARS SO AFFORDABLE? 2017-11-01T12:41:32+00:00

Well, there’s no easy answer to that… A couple of things:

  • We don’t have an expensive marketing department
  • We have a small workspace and a small showroom outside the city centre
  • We do business as it should be done nowadays. Global, low stock, on demand and with tight budgets
  • We’re the builder, wholesaler and retailer all rolled into one. So no extra profit margins down the chain
HOW IS THE QUALITY OF YOUR GUITARS? 2017-11-01T12:40:48+00:00

In one word: excellent.
We use the best wood available, premium nitro lacquer, decent quality hardware and hand wound pickups. Expect the quality of a true hand built guitar. Only much more affordable than a ‘Famous Brand Custom Shop’.

DO YOU ACTUALLY BUILD GUITARS? 2017-11-01T12:40:06+00:00

Yes we do. At least most of the time and whenever possible. We build them. From scratch.

However, sometimes we use stock bodies and necks. Mostly when speed is of the essence. Or when we don’t have a specific body shape template and it’s not feasible to make one due to low sales volume (e.g. a left handed 7 string Firebird Bass).

DO YOU HAVE GUITARS IN STOCK? 2017-11-01T12:38:32+00:00

Most of the time we do have a few guitars in stock. However, since we build everything on custom order we don’t have stock like a normal guitar shop.