Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Opel Blitz

One of my personal quirks is that I am interested in almost everything. Especially when it has to do with history, technology, crafts, science or arts. And even better; a combination of these. It sometimes brings me to the most … Continue reading

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New guitar plans: Panormo – 1825

As you all know; drawing guitar plans is one of my hobbies. It’s like a complicated puzzle, measuring an instrument, trying to reconstruct the original design and translating it into a workable set of plans. My last addition to the … Continue reading

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The workplace: Jan van Cappelle, Guitarmaker

At school they used to threaten him when the results were bad; “You wouldn’t want to work with your hands, would you?”. Like working with your hands is of less value than with your head. But the job of a … Continue reading

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Back from the Cambridge adventure

In my last post I told you about the invitation of the Consortium for Guitar Research, to come to Cambridge and deliver a paper on the Stradivari project. It was fantastic. Three days of meeting great people interested and specialized … Continue reading

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Off to Cambridge!

The Strad research goes international! I was invited to present a paper on the Stradivarius guitars and reconstruction for the Consortium for Guitar Research in Cambridge (UK). This is part of a three-day conference, attended by players, builders, researchers and … Continue reading

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The lyre at the museum

Two weeks ago I made my first prototype of an Anglo Saxon or Germanic lyre. As a little surprise for the curator of Museum Dorestad in Wijk bij Duurstede. Currently it is our National Museum Week. And Museum Dorestad has … Continue reading

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Sneak preview van de Baburen tentoonstelling…

Komende zondag is het evenement “Baburen komt thuis” op Kasteel Duurstede en in Museum Dorestad. Afgelopen week werd de tentoonstelling ingericht. Hier alvast een klein voorproefje… Een prachtig overzicht van het werk van Baburen Mijn bijdrage bestaat uit een deze … Continue reading

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Devils at the press…

An old Dutch expression for a typo is the Zetduivel, in direct translation a “(type-)set-devil”. This goes back to the middle ages, when people had a devil for everything. Beside satan himself there were whole hordes of other devils and … Continue reading

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Around Langbroek

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I have lived in one of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands for almost my whole life. It is an area between two completely different landscapes. Hills and woods on one side, and a river on the other. In … Continue reading

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