May 12th, 13th & 16th 

MAY 12th HOME SWINGER Workshop 

The Home Swinger is a 12 string electric string instrument.

Yuri Landman presents a 4 hour long Do-It-Yourself workshop whereby participants will leave with a finished Home Swinger instrument as well as a strong understanding of its structure and workings. The difficult soldering part will be taken care of by Yuri. Participants require no special skills and the difficulty of the process has been compared to building a piece of IKEA furniture!
In advance of the workshop Yuri will prepare the component parts of the instrument for the participant to use in construction. These include: 4 pieces of ready shaped wood in the required sizes and predrilled with holes, easy to employ machine heads for the strings, one pickup (good quality, equal to Fender), an on/off switch, a jack output, a few screws, bolts and nuts and some metal for the bridges, as well as two sets of strings.

Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours.

Artists who own a Home Swinger are Micachu, The Luyas, These Are Powers, David Holmes, A Place To Bury Strangers, Ice, Sea, Dead People, The Go!-Team, Action Beat, Jay Malhotra (Kate Nash), We vs. Death, Zoppo, Thread Pulls, Signe Tollefsen, Susies Haarlok, Kapitan Korsakov, At No Bikini Beach, Jad Fair, DAAU, Ex-Easter Island Head, Foot Village and Wu Fei.

NEW: The Double Swinger. A 24 string two octave deluxe version. Stereo output, that can be switched mono as well.

MAY 13th  KALIMBA Workshop

The Quickstep Kalimba Workshop features an electric version of an African instrument called Kalimba. This electric variant is handy to plug in any amp and to use at live performances. The tuning is adapted to the 12 tone common in Western music, but can be adapted to the traditional tunings as well if desired.

Initially the Quickstep only had the 12 rods, in the up dated 2.0 version these rods have enlarged tailes that also can be plucked near the bridge and cause sounds remniscent of church bells.

The Quickstep Kalimba is based on the electric kalimbas built by Konono No.1 from Democratic Republic of the Congo and the kalimbas of the band Neptune from Boston.

Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours.

MAY 16th WHITE EAGLE / STRATERASER* Workshop (STRATERASER is the same instrument as the WE, but we strip your shitty cheap Chinese strat clone and use some of the parts)

The White Eagle is a tailed bridge guitar, which means there?s an additional amplified string field in the tail behind the bridge of the guitar.

The instrument has two pickups. It can be used as a regular electric guitar when played mono on the normal bridge pickup. Behind the bridge there is an additional pickup.
It?s a stereo instrument and creates a beautiful audio spectrum at recording sessions when two amps are being used. A switch can change the stereo signal in a mono set up. More practical for live situations, amplifying both sections.
The string length of the tail section has a 1:4 ratio to the open string on the guitar section, causing bright overtones two octaves higher than the open string. On harmonic fret positions (5th, 7th, 12th, 19th, etc.) the tail area gives a beautiful humming harmonic overtone. On lesser consonant positions such as the 6th fret for instance, the resonance is more muted. With alternate tunings you can arrange desired harmonic resonances on specific notes.

Duration of the workshop is approximately four hours.

Dutch electro artist Rude 66 (Bunker Records), Sam Dook (The Go-Team), Rhys Chatham and the two guitar players of The Van Jets (Belgium) own copies of the White Eagle Tailed Bridge Guitar.


Send/Bring Landman your shitty cheap Tele or Strato replica and he will send you a White Eagle Tailed Bridge Guitar in return. He will re-use your neck and tuners. Pickups will be replaced for good quality new pickups.

Any cheap guitar of brands like Stagg, Samick, Squier etc. is suitable, as long as the neck can be screwed off. Nobody will know what happened with the bodies after dismantling.

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