Upcoming Guitar Building Class Addition

“Cabin Fever” Guitar Building Class

*There has been a date change for the upcoming Guitar Class. The first class will begin on Tuesday, January 3rd instead of December 27th.

Guitar Class Addition:

Class is open to those who would like to build a bouzouki as well. Contact me at 518-695-3029 if interested.

Macica Workshop/Winter 2022/2023

Greetings and Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Upcoming Guitar Building Class:

Cabin Fever? Spend the winter making a handcrafted guitar here at my workshop in Schuylerville, NY.

Feel free to call my shop phone if you are interested or have any questions about the class (518-695-3029).


Feel free to check out the Adirondack Folk School’s new courses for 2023… I will be teaching a variety of Woodworking and Woodcarving classes this coming year.


Themacicaworkshop on YouTube…check out our new videos on the link above.

Until next time…A joyous holiday season to you all!

Martin Macica

Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments

Macica Workshop News

Happy Fall all from The Macica Workshop!

Let us catch you up on what has been going on in the shop….

Macica Viola da Gamba

Finished up a commissioned Viola da Gamba….

Dovetailed Shaker Candle Box Class

I continue to teach classes through the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne…https://adirondackfolkschool.org/

Adirondack Dulcimer Making Class

Guitar Building Intensive Class 2022

I have also been offering classes at the workshop. We just finished up this guitar building class and the students all did a great job!

Check out more photos and videos of this class and more on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/macicaworkshop/

This leads me to introducing the new:

Winter Guitar Building Intensive Class 2022/2023…

Dates: November 15-April 25

Time: Tuesdays 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: The Macica Workshop-Schuylerville, New York

Cost: $1,975.00 ($975 down to register and balance due at the end of class)

Register: Email: mkmacica4396@gmail.com or Text 518-538-4278

Looking forward to starting another class over the loooonnnggg winter!

Call the workshop if you have any questions: 515-695-3029

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2022

Had a great time meeting and playing some tunes with you all at the festival this year! See you next July!


Working on a few different commissions right now in the shop…

Flat top mandolin….


The Macica Workshop is on YouTube…

Feel free to check out our latest videos on our YouTube channel below… All videography is done by my son, Josiah.


That’s all for now from the workshop…. Enjoy this fall weather!

Until next time,

Martin Macica

Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments

Macica Workshop/2022 News


We have started our own YouTube channel and invite you all to check out our first video series showing the process of making a Viola da Gamba. We look forward to adding more content soon! (Videographer: Josiah Macica)

Greetings from Macica Workshop!

The Macica Workshop not only has a new look, but has been a busy place here in 2022….

New batch of Macica Guitars now on sale….

Adirondack Folk School Classes:


I am teaching several new classes this year at the folk school. You can see their list of courses on the website link above. I hope to see some of you in these upcoming classes this year!

Let’s Build a Guitar!

Guitar Building Intensive Class 2022:

When: Monday and Tuesday evenings (May 30th-August 16th)

Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: The Macica Workshop (166 County Route 338, Schuylerville, NY 12871)

Cost: $1,850.00 ($850 down to register and $1,000 due at the end of class)

Contact to register: 518-695-3029/518-538-4278 Macica Workshop or through our website www.macica.com

Look forward to seeing you in class! (2 spots left…)

Festivals are open once again!

I hope to see you all at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival this summer once again! https://greyfoxbluegrass.com/

New commisssions/instrument builds…

We are in the process of making a new website as well….stay tuned!

Happy Spring!

Until next time,

Martin Macica

Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments

Macica Workshop: February 2021

Greetings from The Macica Workshop….

Hello All, I hope your holidays were good and this blog post finds you healthy and able to enjoy the season a bit with those close to you. In the shop, I have been busy… I finished up a violin 🎻 and it is now in Colorado. Actually, the last three instruments that sold of mine went to Colorado. The first was a cello….
Macica Cello
Next was a viola…
Macica Viola
And lastly, a violin…
Macica Violin
It is nice when your work speaks for you. It is so rewarding to make an instrument for someone and hear and see their appreciation of your work. I am sorry for the recent loss of two people I really appreciated in the musical world…
Tony Rice
The first being Tony Rice, a legendary bluegrass guitarist. I first began listening to his albums back when I was a teenager and was just learning to play and appreciate bluegrass 🎵 music. I am grateful for the legacy of his music that he has left behind.
Matt McCabe
The second being Matt McCabe, the owner of Saratoga Guitar, a local music shop in our area. I remember when Matt came into my shop in downtown Schuylerville and said he was going to open a shop in Saratoga Springs…and Boy, he did. I felt connected to him because we were both running a music business and raising a family all around the same time. You will be missed.
I am continuing to finish up this next batch of guitars…to be ready soon! https://www.instagram.com/p/CKor1w3FHyy/?igshid=1e0nn5wtz9g1b. I am not able to send out blog posts as often as I would like, but feel free to follow my Instagram @macicaworkshop to see what I am up to in the shop 🎻 🎵 📸 more regularly… as well as my family @buildingblockbarn

New Classes coming up:

Handmade Spoons

Hardwood Spoon Carving on Saturday, March 6th from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.

You can check out their website at www.AdirondackFolkSchool.org.
Dovetailed Shaker Candle Box

Dovetailed Shaker Candle Box on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.

Adirondack Dulcimer

Adirondack Dulcimer Making August 4-7th from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.

Macica Mandolin
That’s all for now… I am hoping to get back to a couple bluegrass festivals this summer and be able to visit with you all…
Until next time, Martin