Written by Marty January 13, 2015
Greetings! Well, with finishing up the Bouzouki and getting the Violin Making class underway, it's time to focus on finishing up these three A-style mandolins.
Every instrument that I make is completely hand-crafted. My wholesalers may machine the wood to get it to me in raw form, but when it hits my bench, its completely hands-on. I have finished tuning the plates with these three instruments. The last tuning takes place after I have cut the ff's and have carved the bass bars.
When I am done tuning, I enclose the box.
I, then put the head stock facing on. I like to face the head stock on both sides instead of just one. I feel it gives it a certain quality that I like.
I do have to say, I sure love making instruments. When playing an instrument, it involves a trio of people... the person who wrote the music, the person playing the instrument and the person who made the instrument. I feel blessed to do what I do.
Until next time,
The Macica Workshop: Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments
166 County Route 338, Schuylerville, NY 12871 518.695.3029