Vintage & Rare was founded in 2008 by Nicolai Schneekloth, a dedicated guitar player for over 25 years, who has a great passion for music, custom-built instruments and luthering. The idea behind Vintage & Rare stems from his passion, and with Vintage & Rare, Nicolai is committed to gathering the world's best retailers and builders of fine musical instruments on one platform.

Throughout the years, Nicolai has worked with a lot of great producers, and has played with a lot of great musicians and bands - such as Die Dumme Dänen (Sony/BMG), Den Sorte Boks (Sony/BMG) and Camden (Sfære Records/RMV Music). While touring, Nicolai realized that he would have appreciated a single internet resource where he could search for and find the best unique instruments. This is how he came up with the idea for Vintage & Rare.

Our promise

Our promise is to unify and expand the market for vintage and rare instruments, while making the market more transparent, simple and safe to navigate for both buyers and sellers.


Our mission is to establish and develop the ultimate online network for enthusiastic and dedicated retailers and builders of vintage, rare and antique musical instruments.


Our vision is to become the no. 1 gateway for vintage, rare and hand-custom musical equipment, and an easy-to-use tool and internet resource for retailers, buyers and enthusiasts alike.


Our goal is to develop the European vintage and rare musical instrument market by:
  • Unifying and expanding the market, while making it more transparent, simple and safe to navigate for both buyers and sellers.
  • Supporting the vintage and rare market with new and efficient possibilities for branding and selling musical instruments.
  • Creating activities that make knowledge of the world's finest instruments more accessible to everyone.

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