Tag Archives: Technology

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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Blueprint posters available!

Over the years people often bought my guitar plans to hang as a poster in their homes. But the large A0 prints are sometimes too big for the wall. People often asked me to bring out smaller poster versions of … Continue reading

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De Stradivarius lezing online!

Tijdens de afgelopen Gitaarbouwersmeeting in Kootwijkerbroek zijn de lezingen gefilmd. Zo ook mijn stukje over de Stradivarius gitaren! Ik geef deze lezing met enige regelmaat, maar het is nooit twee keer hetzelfde. Voordeel van uit je hoofd werken is dat … Continue reading

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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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Steam powered vehicles

By this term you will immediately get visions of old trains, pulled by massive steam engines. The Hogwarts Express might come to mind… Or the stationary machines that were the driving force behind the industrial revolution. But what’s often forgotten is … 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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