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Custom Made


The original Schylgercaster was a theme guitar for ‘De Mannen van Hee’. A music group playing on the island of Terschelling. During my vacation on the island I went looking for wood with the local carpenter. I then found elm wood there. Through the local diving club, I received a piece of copper skin cladding from a sunken wooden ship to use for the pickguard. This copper plate has been patinated by the sea for years and has been given these shades of colour. I also made this model in a more accessible version with an alder body and a more conventional headstock


The Raphus model is one of the first models I designed. I was looking for the shapes and lines of the exotic surf guitars from the 60s. I wanted to give this guitar that vibe. The zeitgeist of, let’s say the 60s, can be conveyed through the choice of colour. Befriended guitar builders jokingly called the guitar on the design drawings "an unfortunate little bird". Hence the name Raphus, the Latin name for the dodo, was given. There is no bird as unfortunate as the Dodo. No wonder, the Dodo is extinct.


I used to play in a metal band when I designed this guitar. Extreme music also needs an extreme shape and finish. They are actually three wave movements that each help form the shape of the body. Hence the name. This guitar heralded a new period. From the art profession, I shifted into the luthier profession with the construction of this guitar I managed to combine both; being an artist and a luthier.

Iron Lady

Everyone must have a telecaster. The primordial guitar ... I also wanted that in my collection, but then one that is slightly different. This Tele has more metal than many other guitars ... literally. The top is aluminium, the pickguard is patinated steel. This required a reversed headstock and a light relic. King Arthur had his Excalibur…. I have my Iron Lady by my side.

Fanned Tele

This guitar proves that building guitars can also be sustainable. The guitar has a body and neck made of wood that has already had a previous function. The Irokko body has been part of a staircase of a high school. This has been covered thousands of times over the course of 60 years. The wenge neck was made from what used to be a school door. This piece of wood has also had 60 years to dry. With a fingerboard from Poa Ferro and a top from Monkey pod, this guitar is the ultimate, what one would call, ‘wood-porn’. During the construction I wanted to make a light fanned fretboard. The high e-string is 628.65 mm, the low e is 648 mm. A nice mix of Fender and Gibson.