Monthly Archives: October 2016

Happy halloween

In the Netherlands we don’t have a feast like Halloween. But I think we’re in desperately need to introduce it… Enjoy this short stop-motion film named BONE GUITAR. An old, worn out guitar is ‘reclaimed’ by the spirit that resides … Continue reading

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Traditie

For the English version click here… “TRADITIONEEL” – Het is een woord wat we bijna dagelijks tegenkomen. We drinken ‘traditioneel’ gebrouwen bier en eten rookworst of brood bereid volgens eeuwenoude traditie.  Als we geen uitwegen meer weten voor onze gezondheid, vallen we terug op … Continue reading

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The Path of a Luthier

A beautiful short film about the Roberto Venn School of Lutherie…

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A Dutch archtop from the 1940’s…

Every now and then someone walks in with a special project. This is certainly one of those. A little piece of Dutch guitar making heritage… When it came to me it was a mess: a loose neck, large gap between … Continue reading

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Where to go? – Some ideas and plans for the future

Over the course of my relatively short life I’ve had a lot of experience with rejection and dropping out. I’ve just never fitted in with the ‘normal’ system of living. I tried over and over again but it always ended … Continue reading

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A Höfner and a Gun…

There is quite a lot going on in the shop at the moment. I finally got the feeling that I’m alive again. Last week I completed the restoration of  a lovely Dutch made archtop from 1948 (more on that one … Continue reading

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Garbage – pt. 2

Last week I posted the song “Garbage, Garbage, Garbage” by Pete Seeger. To me the strength of Pete’s songs is that they can be shared. Covers by others have become classics (“If I Had A Hammer” by Trini Lopez or … Continue reading

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Open letter to Donald Trump

Dear mr. Trump, I know you are a very busy man, and probably have no time to read this, but hope you will find a moment to do so anyway. You probably don’t know me, but when you’ve reached this … Continue reading

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Two vintage beauties…

Just finished work on these lovely archtops. An early Hofner Senator thinline (ca.1960) and the Vox Humana “Euterpe” from the late 1940’s… More about the restoration of the Vox Humana later…

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Making Nixie tubes

How cool is this? A little company from the Czech Republic called “Dalibor Farny” started to produce Nixie tubes again. While these tubes with number shaped glow spirals are very cool by themselves, the process of making them is even … Continue reading

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