Author Archives: Marty

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 […]

Macica Workshop: Connecticut Shore/Fresh Grass at Mass MoCA

Hello all! Remember the bike I restored for my wife from my last post?  Well… it fit right in at the ocean on the Connecticut shore this last week. We spent some time fishing…. Walking the ocean shores searching for sea shells… Catching big horseshoe crabs…..  and enjoyed spending time with family that lives in […]