Category Archives: Lectures

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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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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Roy Underhill TED-Talk: “Have Broad Axe, Will Travel”

One of the more active TED-Talks: I’m not a huge fan of Roy Underhill’s videos, they are usually a bit over-acted (although one could regard that a sort of cult-style like Bob Ross). But in this TED-Talk he makes a … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Nobel Lecture

On 2016 Robert Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan) was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Like almost all things he does, it struck a lot of discussion and controversy. People quarreling over the question wether it was just to give this … 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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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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Het is officieel…

Click here for the English version Het is officieel… Javaca Luthier / The Dutch Luthier is ingeschreven bij de Kamer van Koophandel! Een allround vakman die zich bezig houdt met nieuwbouw, reparatie, restauratie en het onderhouden van muziekinstrumenten. Daarnaast het vervaardigen van kunst, doen … Continue reading

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It’s official…

As from today I’m officially in business… Javaca Luthier/The Dutch Luthier is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. An all-round craftsman involved with a broad range of activities; instrument building, repairs, restorations and maintenance. But also historical research, writing, publishing, guitar … Continue reading

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The mind boggling furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen – Pt. 2

While the desks and tables are well known among cabinetmakers, another product they made seems to be overlooked. Roentgen and clockmaker Peter Kinzing also made a couple of instruments. The most famous is this automaton, made for Marie Antoinette. It’s … Continue reading

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Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin

A truely wonderful lecture about the early Martin guitars… This just gave me an excuse to post this short 1939 Martin factory tour. And what’s a lecture without a nice concert? The following is a bit of a Martin commercial. … Continue reading

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