Tag Archives: Value

Monday f*ckups

Well, there is a moment in a luthier’s life when you step back and realize; Holy hell, I’ve cut the scroll of my Trumpet Marine on the wrong side of the head…. Yep, that happened to me today and I … Continue reading

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A long post about a large neck

It has been quite a while since I posted an update on the Schelle theorbo. Let’s just say that the focus has been on building instead of writing. Long days and many events. Integral part of the theorbo is its … Continue reading

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Brook Guitars

A documentary about Brook Guitars, a company founded by the legendary Andy Manson. One of the things I really like is that they choose to use local woods for their instruments. Also their notion about making guitars for a living … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Nobel Lecture

On 2016 Robert Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan) was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Like almost all things he does, it struck a lot of discussion and controversy. People quarreling over the question wether it was just to give this … Continue reading

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Some proof that the press is really printing…

During the art exhibition in Langbroek I took a moment to shoot this video…  

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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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A token of friendship: the “Cubacaster”

May I present to you my latest creation: the “Cubacaster”… One of my side-projects. This guitar was entirely made of repurposed materials. The neck and tuners once were part of a Yamaha ‘tourgear’ beginner strat. Hardboard plates for the Danelectro-style … 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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The Opel Blitz

One of my personal quirks is that I am interested in almost everything. Especially when it has to do with history, technology, crafts, science or arts. And even better; a combination of these. It sometimes brings me to the most … 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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