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…

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:

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: 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

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!

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! 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
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

Macica Workshop Thanksgiving Greetings!

Black Friday Event!

A Happy Thanksgiving to you! We are having a Black Friday Sale.. Martin Style D-18 Guitars on sale for $2,299.00. That is $200 less than what a standard Martin D18 would sell for. All my Macica Guitars are all hand-crafted. I use Adirondack Spruce for all the tops of my guitars. Put your heart ❤️ and soul into something that is made with heart and soul…

Photos from the workshop…

Detail of Macica Guitar
Guitar Time
Macica Instruments
In progress…
The Bench
The Scroll
Keeping busy in the workshop…though I am missing teaching classes and seeing you all at the many festivals that were cancelled this year.

Hoping you are healthy and enjoying this Holiday Season 🎶

Guitar Mold Wreath

With Much Thankfulness, Martin Macica

Macica Workshop: March/April/May 2020

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Greetings from the Macica Workshop! I hope you all are staying healthy and safe during this time of quarantine.  It has been all about GUITARS in the workshop these past couple months. I have been working on 7 new guitars in shop and they are coming along nicely.


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We are Open for business… Feel free to just drop off instruments for repair at the door by appointment.  If you are interested in purchasing an instrument, we can arrange a payment through Pay Pal.


Back to the guitars….I am making six D18 guitars and one 0018.  They all have Adirondack Spruce tops.  Price is very reasonable for these guitars…..For a limited time offer, I am selling these for $2,250.00 (C.F. Martin sells for $2, 499).

 New Shop Entrance:


A work in progress… along with a new walkway and more parking area available for shop customers.  It is still a bit cold here in upstate New York, but we have hope that Spring is just around the corner.


Guitar Building Class that I have been teaching has been put on hold until a later date….to be announced soon…

Daily updates posted on our shop Instagram @macicaworkshop

Also..feel free to check out our family Instagram @buildingblockbarnworks


Stay Healthy, Until next time,