Suzanne Verweij is a serious audiophile. I know this because she lists her stereo, speaker, and record player info in her Instagram profile heading. Under the handle suuzvinyl, the Dutch music fan has amassed over 8,000 followers to that very page with beautiful photos of her record collection.
Here's a quick glimpse into Suzanne's Record Collector story.
How long have you been collecting records?
In 2006 I started to live on my own and I thought it would be cool and nostalgic (and that makes me laugh now) to buy a record player. My mum and I went to a thrift shop and bought the Sony PS-LX-45 for € 10,- I listened to the records that my mum and dad used to listen to. In 2015, my boyfriend Pieter and I bought our first high-end set up. Big investment, so worthy. And that's how it all started...
Where/how do you usually find your records?
I shop at thrift shops and our local record stores. I also like to buy records at flea markets, and if I'm on a holiday, I always going to check out the record stores.
What is the most you paid for a single album, where/how did you obtain it, and what was it?
Well, actually I haven't paid so much for a record. Maybe in the future... but I hope not [laughs].
What is your most prized record and why?
I think the records people gave me have something special. But I can't live without all the other records! I love every single one.
Is there anything that frustrates you about the whole record collecting scene?
I could say that it's frustrating that people buy records to sell them and make extra money. But that tells more about them than about me so, no frustrations. I just enjoy mine.
Which albums are still on your want list that you've had a tough time tracking down through the years?
It's great that record companies release a lot of music from the '90s. Playing a record from those years take me back to those beautiful 90's, so, I'll keep an eye out for those releases.
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