About Jan-Willem Eleveld
The first Fender Stratocaster in the shopwindow of a music store got stuck in my head and inspired me to play and repair guitars. In 1988 I settled in Venlo as luthier / repair man and opened a guitar shop. I worked for artists like Rowwen Heze, the Heideroosjes, Dee Dee Ramone, Ilse de Lange's guitar player and I was factory repairman for brands like Godin, Seagull , Cort and Danelectro . In 2003 I got the chance to become Quality Control Manager in the, then newly established, European Gibson Distribution Centre in Vianen. After four years I left Gibson and settled as an independent Luthier in Vianen.
Guitar Repair | Guitar building | Guitar lessons | Guitar Workshop | Guitar valuation
I have visited all the Gibson factories in America at that time and got the chance to work for artists like Oasis, The Cardigans , Beth Hart , Gem , EANA four years I went to Gibson and got me again as an independent guitar maker / repairer established . During this time I also started giving guitar lessons .Questions about our approach? Please contact me.