Hi, my name is

Riordan van der Ven


I’m a self taught guitar enthusiast who is crazy about travelling, loves photography and is interested in pretty much anything. Foreign languages, different cultures, music you name it. I am in a relationship with my six string girlfriend to the right.

I was born in the North of the Netherlands. I grew up in a small town called Witmarsum. I have lived there for nine years. Now I live in the South of the Netherlands in a city called Eindhoven.

In 2009 I quit my full time job to travel and work in Australia. I have travelled and worked in both Australia and New Zealand. I was away for about a year. If you ever feel like heading out somewhere, think about this inspiring quote:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain

In my spare time I love to play guitar, hang out with friends, binge-watch, listen to music and I am currently trying to master Chinese. I also try not to procrastinate too much. Well, not today..

You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. — Benjamin Franklin


Hi, I’m a Fender Stratocaster.

I was born in a guitar factory in Mexico where I lived for 2 months. I could not stay in the country so I moved abroad. I decided to go live in the Netherlands. I tried really hard to find a job, but unfortunately no one wanted to hire me. I even offered to work for free, no strings attached.

I used to spend a lot of time hanging around in a local music store until I met the guy to the left.  It was love at first sight. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me! We are currently in a relationship.

Just like Brad and Angelina, we have also adopted a few children of our own. Earlier this year we adopted a 4 string baby in Osnabrück, Germany. Her name is Ukulele.

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