Hello! Still a bit rainy here in upstate New York…  In shop today I’ve been working on doing some re-touch on a 2004 Macica Mandolin.  I enjoy keeping in touch with former customers that have bought instruments from me.  I am also at work on a current mandolin commission..  Today I was cutting the steer horn for the binding.  I find the steer horn makes for a great look and durable too!  I also had a young man in shop today that I have been working with for a couple of years..  He is making a D’Angelico Jazz guitar.. and doing a fine job!    Until next time…   Marty

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Storefront Open for Business!

Storefront Open for Business!!

The Macica Workshop ready and open.  Here are some new pictures of the finished shop.  It is a delight to work in and still be close to my family.  I will try to send out a blog every couple of days to let you know what I am working on.  Today I am working on cutting a cello bridge for a repair and on a mandolin commission.  I am now putting on the binding…using the steerhorn..looks great!

Rainy here in upstate New York….   though its what we expect in April.   I’m still considering what festival I will be at this summer…  I think I am leaning toward going to Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Hartford, Conneticut.. (August 4-7)(if they have the space??)  I’ll write again soon!



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New Storefront Opening Soon!

New Storefront Opening Soon! We hope to have the new storefront open for business within the next few weeks!  Signs are going up and furniture being moved in. I plan on doing a lot more blogging once I am in workshop again to let you all know what I am up to in my work.  Right now, I am working on a mandolin commission for an F-style Mandolin.  I am working out of my basement right now and look forward to moving up into the new space. Stay Tuned!  MARTY

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The Macica Workshop-New Location

The Macica Workshops new location is at 166 County Route 338 in Schuylerville.  We hope to be up and running in this new location by

the end of February/beginning of March!  Progress is going well!  You can still reach us at 518-695-3029.


*We will be at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, Mass. February 18-21 2011.  Hope to see you there!