Author Archives: Marty

Macica Workshop: D’Angelico Guitars

Greetings!  I thought I would feature the Arch top guitar class I have been teaching through the Northeast Woodworkers Association in this post..Things are going very well and everyone helps each other out… For the last few classes, we focused on carving the tops and backs… Then we fit and glue the tone bars…. Next, […]

Macica Workshop-Season’s Greetings!

Hello Everyone!  Hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving and are enjoying this holiday season.  In the workshop, I have been working on repairing a Viola da Gamba; an early period instrument. To me, this instrument is like a guitar that you bow… The instrument has an arched top with a flat back.  It usually has […]

Macica Workshop: November News

Greetings from the Macica Workshop!  The new floor in the shop is now finished..  and we are very happy with the end result. In other news, the Arched Top Guitar Class is going very well.   Right now, is a prominent part of the class.  We are carving the contour of the top and back […]

Macica Workshop: October News…

  Hello Everyone…..  The A-style mandolins are now finished…   I am pleased with the balance of beauty and sound.  The varnish is dark, yet transparent and they both produce a good, powerful sound with a balanced tone. We have begun the Guitar building class (D’Angelico style Arched Top Guitar)….We cover quite a bit of […]

Macica Workshop: Fresh Grass at Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.

Hello all! I have returned from Fresh Grass, and had a nice time meeting new faces, hearing good music and spending time with other luthiers. The luthier tent was very busy place with musicians of all abilities and ages…. Frank Solivan plays a tune on a Macica with another musician standing by…. The D’Angelico guitar […]