About Arrenbie Guitars
When I was 12 years old I started playing the guitar. Little did I know that this instrument would take me on the greatest adventure in my life. Not only did it bring me joy and comfort, through the guitar I met my wife! She came to one of my guitar lessons.... The rest is history.
When I turned 30 I discovered that guitars could be made by hand. Before, I thought that every guitar was factory made and something you bought in a music shop.
I became a student at the CMB (Centre for musical instrument building. Puurs Belgium) and there I developed another passion: wood! So, building instruments is a combination of two passions!
I started Arrenbie guitars as a self dependent company in 2006. Since september 2011 I've been a teacher in ‘steel string guitar’ at the CMB. I was involved in the Leonardo Guitar Research program. The intention of the program was to use local woods in the production of guitars.
I’ve been a member of the Guild of American Luthiers for several years, but recently I’ve become a member of the European Guitar Builders. The EGB is known for its famous Holy Grail Guitar Show. I’ve had the good fortune to present my work twice at the show.