Category Archives: Courses

A change of plans

Over the years it has become quite well known that I draw instrument plans. Lutes, guitars and even the legendary Harmony Stratotones. Many of these have found their way to the workbenches of fellow luthiers all over the world. I … 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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Learning from the master…

There are a couple of ways to learn. One manner is to learn by watching. Like this movie about the way Montreal based luthier Michael Greenfield makes his guitars. It’s a nice insight in contemporary guitar making, using present-day methods … Continue reading

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A guitar making course in the Netherlands

Click here for the Dutch version After years of residing in Arnhem the courses of “Bouwerskontakt” (Builders-Contact) move to Houtwerk Ede. In September we will start a new series of guitar making courses. With the guidance of three very enthusiast and skillfull … Continue reading

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Een cursus gitaarbouw in Ede

(Click here for the English version) Na een jarenlang verblijf in Arnhem verhuizen de cursussen van Bouwerskontakt naar Houtwerk Ede. Vanaf september start een nieuwe gitaarbouwcursus. Onder begeleiding van zeer enthousiaste, vakkundige leraren (Francesco Leicher, Maarten Borstrok, Jan van Cappelle) … Continue reading

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