Exhibitors 2015

img
Heeres
Heeres Custom Guitars
Richard Heeres

Richard Heeres was trained as a cabinet maker and mechanical engineer.  He started making guitars simply because he needed one. In 1992 Richard started a course with master luthier David Freeman and immediately knew that he would build guitars for the rest of his life. “My instruments have been described to me as looking ‘spectacularly plain’, which is a great compliment to me, because that’s just where some of the finest makers were going.  On every guitar, my goal is to combine great musical quality with that look”.  Richard’s instruments are in demand by both amateur and professional musicians worldwide.

The Holy Grail Guitar Show is a great opportunity to meet with the players and aficionado’s. It’s also a great excuse to indulge in friendly discussion with colleagues and be inspired by the beautiful work on display.

One of my teachers said: ‘If you’re going build these things and be any good at it, you’d better like every part of it. ‘because you’ll be doing them a lot!’
After 25 years of guitar making, I still aim to surpass myself with every new instrument. It’s what makes me tick. 25 years and counting, and loving every minute of it.

The Holy Grail Guitar Show is a great opportunity to meet with the players and aficionado’s. It’s also a great excuse to indulge in friendly discussion with colleagues and be inspired by the beautiful work on display.