Blog #39: NYC Rudy’s Music/Joe Val

Blog #39: NYC Rudy's Music/Joe Val Well.... it is the beginning of the week, and I am rounding up all my things to get ready for the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival this weekend.  My wife, Kim took a trip to New York City with a friend recently to visit a few museums and pick up one of my mandolins from Rudy's Music in Soho.  If you are ever in the city, this is a beautiful music store with a great selection of musical instruments-featuring one of a kind master craft instruments. (www.rudysmusic.com).  Be sure to check it out!  Thanks to Gordon for being such a great guy to work with. Therefore, I will have 3 very fine mandolins to show/sell at the festival .  Hope to see you in Framingham, Mass!  There will be a lot of really great bluegrass bands to listen to as well...
traveling to Soho

traveling to Soho

Also in workshop, Jeffrey is back working on his arch top guitar.  He is a young man that I have been working with to make a guitar for a few years now.  He is doing a great job and will have a beautiful guitar to play when he is finished, one that he has made with his own hands.
Jeffrey and his arch top guitar

Jeffrey and his arch top guitar

I will be starting a newly commissioned violin this week as well.  Stay tuned in to the Blog to see the process of making a handmade violin.  I am looking forward to getting started.  I have the wood picked out and ready to go! Until next time, Martin  

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