Category Archives: Lectures

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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The mind boggling furniture of Abraham and David Roentgen

The works of Abraham (1711-1793) and his son David Roentgen (1743-1807) are a category in itself. Some of the most elaborate furniture ever made. Riddled with hidden features, drawers, mechanics and decorated with over the top marquetry. Even in their … Continue reading

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Langbroek in Kunst en Ambacht

Wist u dat Rembrandt ooit een schilderij van Langbroek maakte? Of dat de vuilnisman zijn ronde deed met paard en wagen? Misschien ziet u de bakkersjongen nog met zijn fiets langs de huizen gaan? Op de avond van 11 mei … Continue reading

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Stradivari Sunday: Sam Zygmuntowicz

A lecture about Stradivari by one if the greatest contemporary violin makers Sam Zygmuntowicz (the other is probably Dmitry Badiarov).

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Stradivari Sundays: Five centuries of violin making

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the “Messiah” by Antonio Stradivari, the first sunday of every month is “Stradivari Sunday”. Here is a lecture by Stewart Pollens, about five centuries of violin making. And the history of violin modification… Stewart … Continue reading

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