Leading up to BRIDGE Festival, we step -together with Niels Guns (journalist; guitar freak; storyteller)- into the world of guitars, guitarists, guitar music and guitar gear. Niels touches the sensitive chord with tantalizing background stories and hands-on interviews, in the series 'Guns about Guitars'.
Long before BRIDGE, Eindhoven was a guitar town. Brian May, George Harrison, Keith Richards: they all played their first notes on the guitar on an Egmond. Together with Joep Egmond, grandson of the founder of the legendary brand from the Eindhoven area, I look back on the heyday. And with Eindhoven guitar hero Peter van Elderen, I take the test and try to distinguish the myth of Egmond from reality.
By Niels Guns