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Life as a Professional Time Traveller

Last week a friend called me a “Professional Time Traveller”. A joke, but I think in a sense he is right… I tend to take leapfrogs trough history one day measuring an original guitar from 1760, the next adjusting a … Continue reading

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FREE Vihuela plans!

Yes you read it correctly. As a summer surprise I’m giving away one of my plans for free… A year ago some of my students at the Bouwerskontakt lutherie course asked whether they could make some historical instruments. A baroque … Continue reading

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We have a theorbo!

Work continues on Jannemieke’s Sellas theorbo. We’re very close to completion… The bracing glued and shaped Time to close the box… Installing the fingerboard points… And time to attach the neck extention… The instrument is finally at its full length. … Continue reading

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Stradivarius guitar plans

You probably know the name Stradivari as the most famous violin maker that ever lived. But it is lesser known that the great master also made guitars. Only five guitars survived to this day, in museums and private collections around … Continue reading

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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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Buying, Selling and Owning guitars in Elizabethan England

Part two of Christopher Page’s Gresham lecture series on the renaissance guitar in England. This time with some wonderful music by Taro Takeuchi

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Guitar makers –> Unite!

Only a few days to go to the largest guitar makers gathering in the Netherlands: the Guitar Builders Meeting… It’s a (bi)annual event, started by some hobby builders from the Dutch Gitaarnet-forum. Ten years later it has become one of … Continue reading

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