Author Archives: Marty

Macica Workshop: Mandolins, Classes, Bicycles

 Hello everyone! Just finished this commission for a friend of mine, Zack Thomas.  Zack is a timber framer and has a real appreciation for wood and quality workmanship.  All of the Adirondack Spruce that I used for this mandolin and all recent instruments has been supplied by Zack.  The grain is beautiful… Zack wanted his […]

Macica Workshop: New Classes for Fall 2015

Introducing three Master Instrument Making classes being offered in Fall 2015…. Class #1: Hand Crafted A-Style Mandolin with Martin Macica (October 17, 2015 – July 9, 2016 Biweekly) In this workshop, participants will use hand tool methods to construct a beautiful A-style mandolin. Skills learned will be hand carving the back and face, shaping the […]

Macica Workshop-Back from Grey Fox 2015

Greetings!  We are now back from Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and thought we would send you all some highlights from the week at the festival…. Anybody remember the “Beverly Hillbillies”?  ..”the kin folk said, Jed, move away from here..they said California is the place you want to be, so they loaded up the truck and […]

Macica Workshop-Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2015

Greetings from Macica Workshop!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer thus far…  It is now July, and it is Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival time once again! http://greyfoxbluegrass.com/festival/ Here are some pics from recent years…. We are looking forward to another great festival this year… I will have 3 A-style mandolins that I am […]

Macica Workshop-Back from the Irish Isle

Greetings!  We have returned from our two week trip over to Ireland.  We were able to see so much while over there…   Amazing, beautiful landscapes…. Quaint little towns with colorful houses and storefronts… Historical sites and sculptures of important Irish figures…   Good Food and Markets….. and of course….lots of fun Irish music!  I […]