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About me

I have an academic degree in Dutch linguistics and literature.

My specialization was computational linguistics.
 For 13 years I worked in the software industry, making software for the mainframes of large companies.

This education and experience turned me into an well trained scientific and logical thinker.

My father and grandfather both were carpenters running a small building company.

I often was making things in their workshop.
This was the basis for my woodworking skills.

Since 1989 I am combining these abilities for a better cause:

Making guitars with the most beautiful and powerful sound possible.

Roman glass

One of my inspirations:

A decorated glass of the late Roman era. It is about 1700 years old.
Research has shown that someone has been cutting, filing and sanding for months to create this beautiful object.

(It is in the Roman-German museum in Cologne, Germany)