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A viking invasion..!

In the early middle ages, Dorestad was one of the most important trading posts in Europe. And most Dutch people will know from the history lessons in school that it was attacked by the Vikings multiple times. Last weekend the … Continue reading

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IMPRIMEO EST!

IMPRIMEO EST! (Or something like that); With a combination awkwardness and pride we like to announce that the “Minion-Press” is completed, up and running… It was finished just in time for a local art exhibition in my old home town … Continue reading

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Building the Pharaoh’s Chariot

Inspiration can be found everywhere. In my opinion a luthier shouldn’t only look at his or here own field of knowledge, but broaden the scope. We’re essentially making air pumps, constructed of a tightened piece of material over a box. … Continue reading

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The plague doctor

Since long I wanted to do something with the plague. Yes, that sounded weird, I know. One of the most influential pandemics in the middle ages. The various outbreaks changed the course of history. Subsequently killing one fourth to half … Continue reading

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Recording ’50s Style…

I find it hard to describe how cool this project is. A documentary about a recording studio where they only use fifties and sixties equipment. Modelled after the famous Sun studios. A world of ribbon microphones, band-recorders, and tube compressors. … Continue reading

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New guitar plans: Panormo – 1825

As you all know; drawing guitar plans is one of my hobbies. It’s like a complicated puzzle, measuring an instrument, trying to reconstruct the original design and translating it into a workable set of plans. My last addition to the … Continue reading

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The workplace: Jan van Cappelle, Guitarmaker

At school they used to threaten him when the results were bad; “You wouldn’t want to work with your hands, would you?”. Like working with your hands is of less value than with your head. But the job of a … 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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The lyre at the museum

Two weeks ago I made my first prototype of an Anglo Saxon or Germanic lyre. As a little surprise for the curator of Museum Dorestad in Wijk bij Duurstede. Currently it is our National Museum Week. And Museum Dorestad has … 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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