Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Holy Grail

One of my lutherie teachers always said that instrument makers are always in search of the Holy Grail… Well, last week I found one while making a theorbo…

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The Guitar in Tudor London

Why is a Renaissance guitar the same as a tenor ukulele? Or are all uke players in reality playing a renaissance guitar?

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The sound of an original 17th century guitar…

There is something magic in hearing an original baroque guitar or lute being played. Especially because most of them aren’t playable anymore, but resting in collections. Last week this short video was placed online… Taro Takeuchi is one of the … Continue reading

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A long post about a large neck

It has been quite a while since I posted an update on the Schelle theorbo. Let’s just say that the focus has been on building instead of writing. Long days and many events. Integral part of the theorbo is its … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

Sometimes a #luthierlife is like a travelling circus. My agenda has been rather full, especially with (re-enactment-)events. I thought it would be nice to share some of them. ~ . ~ This upcoming weekend you can find me on Saturday … Continue reading

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Applying some pressure

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Two weeks ago Sandra and I again were guests at the annual Market of Hernen Castle. This time I brought the Minion Press, instead of the usual instruments. We stood next to our friends of the Paper Unicorn, a group … Continue reading

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Is het een olie of is het een lak?

Originally posted on MEUBELUNIEK gaat het maken!:
Dat is een vraag die ik ook best regelmatig voor de kiezen krijg. Een beetje moe van die vraag, vergeef me de bedrijfsmoeheid die af en toe een beetje begint op te spelen,…

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