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WELCOME TO BAARD GUITARS​

HANDMADE IN ROTTERDAM

Custom Electric Basses & Guitars

Reach us on: robinbaard@gmail.com

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CUSTOM BASSES

It's what we do best. Custom scales, custom pickups, custom neck profiles, custom colors

Below are our best selling models:

THUNDERBAARD

Based on the legendary 70's basses from Kalamazoo. Studied and improved with better materials, better joints, and playability. Available with sliding pickup, dual humbuckers, or three single coils

ANCHOR

Our take on the choice of the working mans bass. Lightweight, stable, a combination of vintage looks with modern twists. This takes a true 60's model into the 21st century.

ANCHOR III

Our blend of a G3 with a P Bass. 34,5 inch scale, 3 custom wound single coil pickups. Thunder and lightning under your fingertips!

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CLIENTS

I've done work for:

- Henny Vrienten

- Xander Vrienten

- The Scorpions

- Ronnie Ficarro (MammothWVH)

- Within Temptation

- Jett Rebel

- Jason Newberry (Parker McCollum)

- Kensington

- Frank Boeijen

- Froukje

- John Coffey

- Krezip

- Maaike Ouboter

- Social Distortion

- Waylon

- Adrian Vandenberg

- Admiral Freebee

- Moke

- Undeclinable Ambuscade

- Epica

- Rogier van Wegberg

- Nielson

- Heideroosjes

- Di-Rect

- Blaudzun

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ANCHOR III

Ronnie FIcarro of MammothWVH putting the Anchor III to the test

- Robin Baard - Luthier

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BUILDS

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ABOUT

Hello! I'm Robin, a luthier from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

I build all my instruments by hand. No prefab parts are being used, except hardware and pickups. I hand select the woods from premium sources to make sure I get the best quality possible.

The necks are carved one at a time, by hand, by me. I take into account the wishes of the customer to make every neck a special one. I finish the guitar myself in nitrocellulose lacquer to honor the classic vibe I'm going for.

Final assembly is done in house by myself, I set up and make sure every instrument looks and plays great before it leaves the shop.

Since 2006 I have been touring with numerous acts around the world as a backline/guitartech. I have toured with The Scorpions, Within Temptation, Adrian Vandenberg and Jett Rebel to name a few. Several years ago I decided to take on building guitars as an extra skill. I have been honing and practicing my skills ever since.


From 2016 to 2021 I have been the in house repairman at Keymusic Rotterdam.
During my stint there I've done around 2500 repairs, everything from fretwork to refinishing guitars. I'm a certified Taylor Guitars repairman and I've been published in "De Bassist" magazine issue of december 2020. 

Among my clients are Henny Vrienten and Waylon, which I made custom instruments for

Perhaps my next build is for you!

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PRESS

The following article was published in "De Bassist" Magazine in december 2020. In Dutch only

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CONTACT

Giessenweg 55
Rotterdam

Free parking around the corner on the Industrieweg

Bedankt voor de inzending!

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SHOP TOUR

Take a look around the workshop

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ARTISTS

Baard Guitars in the hands of

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HENNY VRIENTEN

Baard Custom Shortscale PJ Bass

WAYLON

Baard Custom Tele

PIETEKE DIK

Baard Shorty

RANDY VAN DER ELSEN

Baard Custom Imperial

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RICHARD VAN LUTTIKHUIZEN

ThunderBaard

ADRIAN DELANGE

Baard Custom Tele

HUGO SPRUIJT

Baard Custom Anchor Bass
Baard Anchor III

BART PELLINKHOF

Baard Anchor III

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MARCO ROELOFS

Baard Custom Les Paul Junior

PATRICIA MANCHENO

Baard Custom Imperial 5 string

SJORS VAN REEUWIJK

Baard Custom Tele

VLADIMIR STEVIC

Baard Custom Telemaster

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USEFULL INFORMATION

Legal notice

WARRANTY

- Repairs have a warranty of 3 months
- Custom builds have a limited lifetime warranty on craftmanship if the instrument is maintained by Baard Guitars
- Excempt from warranty are frets/tuners/hardware/faulty electronics

METHODS OF PAYMENT

- Repairs are to be paid on pickup, card only
- Separate invoice is possible, let me know in advance
- Custom builds require a downpayment of 60%, other 40% after delivery

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