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Daniele Muscetta

Dad. Husband. Composer. Writer. Spiritual Life Coach, Tarot Reader and Photographer @ . Luthier @ . ex-Microsoft Program Manager. Some people think I am crazy, some think I am brilliant.

Last Build Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:47:59 +0000


Re-discover who you really are

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:47:59 +0000

Another year flew by! My family and I have been very busy restructuring setting up the space at the Sanctuary of Joy. At the Sanctuary of Joy we help families and individuals to find their inner wisdom and energy and

‘Flower Power’ cookie tin guitar

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:56:34 +0000

A beautiful aluminum tin of octagonal shape. 4 strings. Tilted headstock. The keyboard is made out of a rare type of walnut. The volume pot is realized out of a playing dice. Very lightweight. Here's me playing it acoustically: Scale

Back home, back to my roots (quot. Pino Daniele)

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:43:20 +0000

2015 was a year of awakening and of choosing a different path – we "escaped" from the United States and we moved to the Netherlands (a friendlier environment, where we could count on support from my wife's family), in order

Summer updates you might have missed

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:39:01 +0000

This is some sort of 'summary' post to point you at some of the news and the things that happened recently in my world, but I have not talked about on this blog. To start with, my wife Jyothi​ has


Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:48:01 +0000

This is a funny little instrument – ideal for taking on holiday and not worrying about it fitting in the car or getting ruined on the beach – worries that come with those other expensive and delicate instruments that 'normal'

Environmentalism and children

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:09:25 +0000

When I was a kid, my hair dresser went hunting for sport. Every single time I was trying to convince him to give that up. Once we were on holiday, I saw a group of hunters driving thru town in

Sanctuary of Joy's blog

Tue, 31 May 2016 14:45:33 +0000

I am happy to be introducing the Sanctuary of Joy's blog, where you can find the full version of all the 'general' card readings and inspirational posts and art that we also share on the Sanctuary of Joy's facebook page

How music changed my life, Part 3: Climbing up

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:39:14 +0000

When you are down, negative, depressed, burned out, or even just tired from everyday routine, having some form of creative outlet is a wonderful thing. It doesn't matter *what* you do – it can be writing or painting or really

How music changed my life, Part 2: Recognizing and acknowledging the issue

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:32:56 +0000

When you are down, negative, depressed, burned out, or even just tired from everyday routine, having some form of creative outlet is a wonderful thing. It doesn't matter *what* you do – it can be writing or painting or really

How music changed my life, Part 1: Falling down

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:57:59 +0000

When you are down, negative, depressed, burned out, or even just tired from everyday routine, having some form of creative outlet is a wonderful thing. It doesn't matter *what* you do – it can be writing or painting or really

Sanctuary of Joy Introduction video

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:06:22 +0000

My wife Jyothi and I have shot a video in which we talk about the Sanctuary of Joy, how we reset our lives, and what it takes to find Joy and Happiness.

Gnome’s Dulcimer cookie tin guitar

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:48:09 +0000

This was made on a custom order. It has a dulcimer-style (diatonic) fretting, which makes it super easy even for people who have never played any instrument. Price: 150 Euros Availability: SOLD The post Gnome's Dulcimer cookie tin guitar appeared

Why Tarot?

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:55:15 +0000

A few folks sounded concerned, and have reached out in the past few weeks (especially on LinkedIn…) asking if I was doing alright. I am doing great, thank you: free to speak as I have not been in the last

Sanctuary of Joy is operational

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:56:15 +0000

The website is fully operational! Come and visit! You still got some time to sign up for the newsletter to get monthly Tarot readings for the month of March!

Coming soon: Sanctuary of Joy

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:04:52 +0000

Hi everyone! Me and my wife Jyothi are getting ready to start running the Sanctuary of Joy – 'a sacred space to (re)discover who you really are'. The goal of the Sanctuary (both a physical as well as a 'virtual'

Karel I ‘Regalia’ antique Cigar box guitar

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:57:49 +0000

This guitar is made from an old cigar box from the Karel factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Not sure about the age of the box itself, but I guess it's from the '30's.  Price: 400 Euros Availability: Coming soon

‘Old Dutch Mill’ cookie tin guitar

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:51:56 +0000

A beautiful aluminum tin (probably for cookies) with a white and blue dutch style painting of a windmill. The fretboard is made from a recycled piece of mahogany (floor). The result is very classy. Bright sound. Price: 300 Euros. Availability:

Writing on the toilet walls

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:28:57 +0000

Who doesn't like writing on walls? Perhaps it is the medium – a vertical and big space – that inspires; perhaps it is the aura of this being a 'forbidden' activity. Either way, we decided it could be fun to

Can you see? (Song)

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 14:36:05 +0000

This is a blues-y song I wrote recently, performed with the recently built 'Santa Muerte' cigar box guitar (just in time before it gets picked up by its new owner, I thought I'd test drive it properly…) as well as

‘Cellocan’ cookie tin 3-strings guitar

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:52:47 +0000

The following is a Cookie tin guitar I built almost completely out of recycled materials (only the tuning pegs are new) – it looks beautiful and it's a pleasure to play. You can read more about it at my blog.

One-String Diddley Bow in a box

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:51:22 +0000

Below you can hear how the one above sounds, in a short recording where I am playing a couple of chords on a guitar and my son accompanies me with an arrangement – Price: 50 euro's (unless non-standard build, electrified,

‘Santa Muerte’ Cigar Box Guitar

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:42:40 +0000

Not really a 'cigar box' guitar – this was made out of a wooden Tea box that whose original paint has been sanded down and then the box has been cut, re-painted and a 'Santa Muerte' image has been applied

Plank Techno Diddley Bow

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:38:59 +0000

These are simple Diddley bows (one-string instruments) that I make out of Cigar molds. No two ones will be identical, but will be all pretty similarly built and decorated. Diddley Bows aren't just for playing Blues! I am experimenting with

Cigar box (cookie tin) guitar 'Cellocan' and upcoming builds

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 09:24:22 +0000

I started building electric guitar bodies out of recycled wood while I was in the United States. Anyhow, it wasn't until recently, here in the Netherlands, that I really started looking at the 'lower end' of the instruments world (something

Three quarters of 2015, my IT career and various ramblings

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:14:23 +0000

September is over. The first three quarters of 2015 are over. This has been a very important year so far – difficult, but revealing. Everything has been about change, healing and renewal. We moved back to Europe first, and you