Dutch Luthier Jan van Cappelle (1986) began making instruments at the age of fourteen, during a dull family vacation. After dropping out of high school he went to Belgium and graduated from the International Lutherie School Antwerp (ILSA), then worked for a Dutch guitar company. Burned out at age twenty-five, he decided to follow his true passion of making historical lutes and guitars as well as contemporary guitars. His work combines theory and practice, arts and technology, historical research and modern design. He recently published Making Masonite Guitars, a twenty-five page book, entirely written and drawn by hand, that helps you to make Danelectro-style guitars.
(from: American Lutherie; summer 2015)