Tag Archives: Electric

A Höfner and a Gun…

There is quite a lot going on in the shop at the moment. I finally got the feeling that I’m alive again. Last week I completed the restoration of  a lovely Dutch made archtop from 1948 (more on that one … Continue reading

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Making Nixie tubes

How cool is this? A little company from the Czech Republic called “Dalibor Farny” started to produce Nixie tubes again. While these tubes with number shaped glow spirals are very cool by themselves, the process of making them is even … Continue reading

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Jheronimus Bosch vs. Metallica

Did you know that the video clip of Metallica’s ‘Until it Sleeps’ was inspired by Jheronimus Bosch’ paintings? Like the human eating monster from “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, Adam and Eve from “The Haywain” and the crucifixion from “Ecce … Continue reading

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A day with Semi Moseley

There is nothing more inspiring and revealing as looking around in a chef’s kitchen.. The same with workshops of instrument makers. Here is a short video of Semie Moseley of the legendary Mosrite guitars. In a market dominated by Fender … Continue reading

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Making a television…

In the fifties television was one of the latest gadgets to be introduced in the livingroom. Just like the tablet and smartphone, new technology changed the way people interacted and spend their free time. This documentary shows how televisions were … Continue reading

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The story of the guitar

Three long documentaries about the history of the guitar. From the early renaissance and baroque instruments up to the electrics of our age…  

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The early Fender factory

An oldie but a goodie… This little 8mm film of the Fender factory was shot by Forrest White in 1957. I love it because it gives insight in how the early Fenders were made. And – just as important – … Continue reading

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A bedlam of adolescent noise…

This short movie, made in 1965, gives us a little peek into the Burns guitar factory in London.

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The Harmony Stratotone

A few years ago I drew a set of plans for the Harmony Stratotone guitars. Because I couldn’t make up my mind which one of these iconic guitars to do first, it became one plan with all the information you … Continue reading

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