Macica Workshop: Summertime in the Shop

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Summer Greetings from the Macica Workshop! I hope you all have been able to get out a bit and enjoy these summer months….

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I’ve been able to get out to our backyard Adirondack mountains and do a little hiking and biking….seen some great views!

It’s hard to believe that we are closing on summer already and heading into the fall season…..I thought I better catch up on some summer shop news..

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival:

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We had a great time at the festival even though we did have a bit of rain…

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and the mud was deep….but the music went on….

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Thanks to all that came by the booth for a visit! I enjoyed talking and playing music with old acquaintances as well as new ones.. It was great to participate once again in the Luthier’s Forum as well as to hear our instruments being played by some great, skilled musicians…Thanks guys!

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Visitors…

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I was so happy to have my new friend, Pastor Philemon from Kenya come by the shop for a visit, and to show him the craft of instrument building.  He enjoyed trying out some of the instruments and hearing the sound they produced.  Look forward to visiting with you again Philemon!

Two-week Guitar Building Intensive Class with my Nephew….

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My nephew, Miciah had been wanting to build his own guitar, but seeing how he lives 3 1/2 hours away, he was unable to take one of the Guitar Building classes that I teach in our local area.  We decided to have him come stay with us for two weeks and have a intensive guitar building class (like an independent study) with him during that time.  At the end of our time together, he had built himself a beautiful instrument with a great soundA job well done Miciah!  Here are some photos of the process….

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Coming up Soon….

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Starting September 5th, we will begin our Guitar Building Class that is being offered through Maplewood Center for Common Craft.

The class is currently full, but I will keep you posted on any more classes that I will be teaching this fall.

Other news:

Fresh Grass 2017 Bluegrass Festival  Feel free to check out their website by clicking on the link.  The festival will be September 15-17th.  I will have a booth in the Luthier’s tent once again this year.  I hope to see you there!

Well, I think that I have caught up with all our summer news/updates, and will post some photos next blog on the latest mandolin commission that I am currently finishing…  Enjoy the rest of the summer season….happy canning and harvesting to those that have gardens!

Take Care,

Martin