Category Archives: Gitaarbouw

guitar rosette

I have been working on this new guitar rosette for a classical guitar. The mosaic design is basically a replica of the rosettes made by Luthier David Rubio. This is the 2nd time I am making a rosette myself, and … Continue reading

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Aart Strootman

Gisteravond presenteerde Aart Strootman zijn solo cd Minimalism in de Paradox in Tilburg met een kort concert. Ik kreeg de eer om als eerste zijn solo cd in ontvangst te mogen nemen. Tot mijn grote verassing speelde hij maar liefst … Continue reading

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8 string guitar pickups

The 8 string guitar pickups arrived earlier this week. Which is great because I have been dying to get this guitar ready to play. I still need to do the final setup, intonation and little things like that. Bob Gabriel … Continue reading

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Mahogany Explorer

This Mahogany Explorer is coming along nicely. Quite alot of work has been done since the last update on this build. I planed the area where the fretboard meets the body into the right angle and routed the neck cavity. … Continue reading

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Flamenco Negra

I am currently finishing this Flamenco Negra with shellack. There is often some confusion about what the difference is between a flamenco negra and a classical guitar. Some claim a flamenco negra is just a classical guitar with a lower … Continue reading

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8 string fanned fret guitar

This is an update on the 8 string fanned fret guitar. While I’m waiting for the pickup’s, which are being custom made, I started sealing the body with shellack. This will protect the guitar from dirt and sweat, and also … Continue reading

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Flamenco Negra label

Brand new Flamenco Negra guitar, coming soon. I started building this guitar last winter but never got around to completely finishing it. This guitar is currently in the french polish stage and should be done pretty soon, so stay tuned … Continue reading

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Custom Explorer

Here are some more build process pictures of the custom explorer. Most of the preparations are done. All the blanks are planed flat and smooth and all the markings have been made. The channel for the truss-rod has been routed. … Continue reading

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Explorer guitar

I started the preparation work for the new Explorer guitar I’m building. The first steps of building a guitar are the most fun to me. It is very exciting to turn raw pieces of wood into something┬áthat has to sound, … Continue reading

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8 string guitar

I assembled the 8 string guitar to see how things line up. I stained the flamed maple neck and finished it with a few layers of shellack, the body will also be finished in shellack. The neck is a 1 … Continue reading

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