Hello! Back from the holidays and ready to get blogging… I am trying to be more of a avid blogger, though it doesn’t come too easy for me, I will try to post a blog more often. I hope you all had a nice Holiday season. We had a nice, quiet Christmas with family and friends.
In the workshop, I am working on refurbishing many older violins that I have collected over the years for deserving and aspiring musicians. I will be listing many of these on Ebay to see how they sell through that venue. I’ve been doing such things as giving the instruments a good set up, cutting bridges, fixing pegs, minor repairs, putting on strings and finishing up with a nice french polish.
Other news… I will be taking part in the Bill Monroe Tribute at Caffe Lena (in Saratoga Springs) on Friday, January 13. www.caffelena.org I will be playing a couple Bill Monroe tunes as well as having a display with pictures from my time with Mr. Monroe years back. I have some great pictures of him playing one of my mandolins at the Grand Ol Oprey. I will also have one of my recent Macica Mandolins on display. I hope to see you there! Martin