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The Story

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"I find it a privilege to be able to do what I love so much. Every talent is given by the Creator Himself. And giving my talents back to Him for the Levites who serve in His House today is what drives me."

Rik van Renswoude, Owner of Resolute Guitars

"Keep your eyes open,
hold tight to your convictions, give it all you've got, be resolute, and love without stopping."

1 Corinthians 16:13 MSG

This all started as a hobby back in 2013, I had the urge to build myself a better quality instrument.

So I made plans and between all other daily routines, I found myself building my very first electric guitar. This one was finished in October 2015. And I attended the Dutch "Gitaarbouwers Meeting" with this instrument. This is an annual meeting for (hobby)luthiers in the Netherlands/Belgium.

Here I got rewarded with first place in the category "Electric Guitar", I was so excited!

That made me decide I wanted to build another.
So I did and that became the beginning of where I am today.

From October 2019 I started working three days a week at "De Gier Guitars & Basses" in Schiedam, leaving behind most of my work as a physiotherapist, following my dreams.

Sander was so kind to take me under his wings, teaching and learning me the skills of the trade.

And as to this day I'm still working there and having a great time creating beautiful instruments.

The thought of having my own brand has always been on my mind ever since I was working on my second guitar. To be able to built the instrument as I would like it to be, bringing my creativity to display. Using my talents for others. Every time I think of it, it puts a smile to my face.

And I think it is special too, to serve others that serve the King of Kings. In the end, it all belongs to Him. I just get to play a part in it, and for that I'm glad to be able to do so.

If you would like to know more about how I try to run my small business in serving the Levites of this hour, make sure to check out the "Becoming a Contributor" page.

Much love,

Rik van Renswoude

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