Macica Workshop: New Summer/Fall Guitar Course: Revised dates and time

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Greetings from The Macica Workshop!

We have decided to change the dates and times for the upcoming guitar course.  We have several people interested, but they were unable to take the course during the day work hours…therefore, here are the new dates and times:

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of guitar making, leading participants through the process of making their own guitar using hand tools.   This intensive course will cover every aspect of guitar making, including the important hand-cut dovetail neck joint.   Participants will leave with a working knowledge of guitar making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

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*Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

 

Dates:

July:

M 29th     W 31st

 

August:

M 5th     W 7th

M 12th    W 14th

M 19th    W 21st

M 26th    W 28th

 

September:

M 2nd      W 4th

M 9th      W 11th

M 16th     W 18th

M 23rd     W 25th

M 30th     W Oct. 2nd

 

October:

M 7th       W 9th

Make-up  W 16th

 

*22 classes

 

When: July 29 – October 9

 

Where:  Maplewood Center for Common Craft

158 Windy Hill Rd
Greenwich, NY 12834‎

 

Open Places: 6
Fees: $1495

 

*Registration due by July 10.  You can register through The Maplewood Center for Common Craft Website.

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Look forward to seeing you in class!  If you have any questions, please feel free contact me:

Shop phone: 518-695-3029

Email:  mkmacica@msn.com

Take Care,

Martin

 

Macica Workshop: Guitar Building Intensive Class Summer 2019

New Guitar Building Course to be offered Summer 2019..

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Greetings from The Macica Workshop!

This post is to let you know I will be teaching a Dreadnought D18 Guitar Building Intensive Course beginning in July…. Here is the information about the class:

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of guitar making, leading participants through the process of making their own guitar using hand tools.   This 3-week intensive course will cover every aspect of guitar making, including the important hand-cut dovetail neck joint.   Participants will leave with a working knowledge of guitar making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

What:  Guitar Making Intensive (3-week course)

When:  Monday-Friday starting July 29th

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Maplewood Center for Common Craft

158 Windy Hill Rd
Greenwich, NY 12834‎
(518) 290-0322

Dates:

July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2

Aug. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

(Make-up classes Aug. 19, 20)

Cost:  $1, 495.00

*You may register for the class through the Maplewood Center website above.

*Registration due by July 10th.

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Hope to see many of you in class!

Let me know if you have any questions:

mkmacica@msn.com

518-695-3029 (shop phone)

518-538-4278 (cell phone)

Martin Macica

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macica Workshop: February Shop News

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Greetings from the Macica Workshop!

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Just a reminder to check out my Instagram Page at  https://www.instagram.com/  (#macicaworkshop)

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Irish Music Session:  The first Tuesday of each month at “The Inn” in Saratoga Springs at 8:00 p.m.

http://www.theinnatsaratoga.com/livemusic/  We checked out this Irish Session this week in Saratoga.  It’s a great authentic session with great music and friendly people.  The American Irish duo, Oona and James from “Drank the Gold” are there each Tuesday.. you can check out their website and music dates at https://www.drankthegold.com/

also…we met Irish musician, Padraig Timoney (from Dublin, but lives in Malta) there as well… https://www.facebook.com/ptimoneymusic

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Tim O’Shea (http://www.timosheaandfriends.com/) from County Kerry will be in Saratoga Springs once again this March…  He will be at The Inn at Saratoga on March 24th at 7:00 pm with Padraig Timoney (above).  Hope to see you there!

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Arch Top Guitar Building Class:  Looking to get at least 5 or 6 students signed up for the Arch Top Guitar Class being offered through the Northeast Woodworkers Association this March…  If interested in taking the course, refer to the website at http://www.woodworker.org/

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Mosaic Art Show:  Canal Crossing Mosaic Studio:

My wife, Kim is part of a small group of mosaic artists that work and teach at Canal Crossing Mosaic Studio in Schuylerville, New York. http://www.canalcrossingmosaic.com/ They have a small mosaic art show on display at the Saratoga Arts Center http://saratoga-arts.org/ for the month of February.  The arts center gallery is open from 9-5 M-F and 11-5 on Saturdays.  

*All mosaics are for sale…so if you are looking for a nice Valentines Day/Birthday/Anniversary gift for a loved one…mosaics can make great gifts!

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That’s all the news for now!

Until next time,

Martin

 

 

 

Macica Workshop: Arch Top Guitar Class

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Arch Top Guitar  (D’Angelico Style) Class:

The meeting session is scheduled for 
9:00 – 10:00 am on
Saturday, Jan 26th, 2019
At the NWA SHOP (97 Railroad Ave, Colonie)

Hello All,

This is a quick post to let you know that there will be an informational meeting about a possible upcoming Arch Top Guitar Class this Saturday morning.  If you have an interest in this class, I encourage you to come to this meeting.  In order to take a class through the Northeast Woodworkers Association, you must first become a member in order to participate.  http://www.woodworker.org/  If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call me at my shop at 518-695-3029.  

Dreadnought Guitar Class:

To those that are interested in this class, I appreciate your patience and will let you know soon about the information for this upcoming class.  We are still finalizing some details for this class to be offered.

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Until next time,

Martin

 

 

 

MacicaWorkshop: January Workshop News

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Greetings from the Macica Workshop!  We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying this winter season.

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You may remember this bouzouki in the photos above that I had been commissioned to make for the musician  Andy Gullahorn a while back…  During this Christmas season, my family was invited by Andy to come see the bouzouki in action, as he would be playing it in the “Behold the Lamb of God” show that was coming to nearby Danbury/Bethel Connecticut.  We enjoyed the story as well as the musicianship within the show very much…  The bouzouki sounded great!

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Thank you Andy! It is always fun and rewarding to see my work being played and enjoyed.

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The Macica Workshop is now up and running on instagram.  I am often daily taking photos of what I am working on in the workshop, and will be posting them hopefully more frequently than I am able to post these blogs… Stay tuned and enjoy the photos!

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Upcoming Guitar Classes:  

I am in the process of planning some upcoming Guitar Building classes to be starting soon….I will post the details when they are finalized.

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That is all for now!

Take Care,

Martin