ABOUT US

We are a small custom shop, based in The Hague – the Netherlands. We build guitars both on special demand and in small series. Our main goal is to craft affordable guitars with a Custom Shop quality. That’s why you won’t find any € 3000,- guitar in our workshop. We believe in fair pricing. Value for money.

Our guitars and basses don’t look just old, they sound and play old as well. We’re proud to build every instrument by hand (no CNC or any other computerized machine), the way they did back in the glory days.

While you’re here, please have a look around, order one yourself and join the ever growing community of Relic Guitars The Hague owners all around the world.

And yes; we do ship internationally!
We have clients all over the world and ship on regular basis to USA, Japan, Australia, Mexico and many European countries.

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STANDARD
FEATURES

NITRO CELLULOSE LAQCUER

All guitars are finished with premium nitro cellulose lacquer. And by that we don't mean just a thin layer on top of a poly sealer and filler. All layers, top to bottom, are nitro. Period.

HAND WOUND PICKUPS

Our standard guitars come with hand wound pickups. To your specs. You name it, we wind it. Anything from low output lap steel pickups to high gain humbuckers is possible.

CUSTOM MADE NECKS

Our standard S- and T- models feature a hand made C-shape neck with 6150 frets and a 9.5' radius. Want a different profile? No problem!

HARDWARE

Our guitars are built with premium hardware. Alpha or CTS pots (you choose!), CTR switches, Switchcraft jacks, Orange Caps, vintage cloth wire, Kluson tuners, etc.

DISTRESS

Since we're not 'Brand New Guitars The Hague', all guitars that leave our workshop have some amount of distress. Anything goes between VOS and Heavy Distress. Choice is up top you!

WARRANTY

On all guitars we offer a lifetime warranty. So if you experience any trouble now, or in 50 years you're covered. Of course you can't claim a worn fret after playing 35 years, but you get the picture, right?

THE RGTH CREW

These are the people who built your guitar, order your parts, select the wood and make sure you’ll get an invoice.

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ROBERT VAN DER TANG

LUTHIER / CEO

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BIANCA KUPPENS

PROJECT MANAGER / CFO

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FRANS VAN UFFELEN

LUTHIER / CMO

SOME SAY…

  • Beautiful guitar and wonderful communication/experience with sellers. It does a little bit of time here in US to get the guitar through customs, but it is worth the wait! The price for this type of craftmanship and instrument is unreal. Don’t be surprised this might turn into your favorite guitar to play! Well done Relic Guitars The Hague!!

    KEVIN P. - USA
  • Hey I just wanted to tell you I’ve been playing my Jag through my half stack with my band and it sounds really REALLY good!! Way better than the fender jaguar i bought a few years back, I don’t know if you can tell anyone that but i just wanted you to know. I actually have my next guitar I’d like to buy from you guys in my head but I’ll message you about that when i get closer to being able to buy it, anyway thanks again!!!

    MIKE G. - USA
  • Amazing builders and top notch customer service. They finished my guitar and I wanted more relicing and they were more than willing and I’m sure it was a pain to have to go back n do more but that’s dedication to the customer and craft. It also sounds AMAZING. Pickups are so warm when you need it and bright n punchy when you want it. And what’s even more impressive is they put out as much as my burstbuckers on my studio Gibson so I don’t have to do any amp adjusting. I can use both guitars without touching my amp. If your looking for a 1 of a kind guitar look no further. Buy from these guys.

    COLE H. - USA

BUILD YOUR DREAM

You’re welcome to discuss any of your wishes. Without obligations of course. Contact us by email, with our contact form or in person. We love to discuss your dream machine!