Category Archives: Press

Marty Macica and the Macica Workshop

Merry Christmas everyone! I wanted to introduce you all to a man I love dearly, my brother-in-law, Marty Macica. Marty is a master craftsman and has spent his adult life perfecting the fine craft of instrument making.   Now if you still haven’t thought of that special gift for the musician in your family, do […]

February 2013 Newspaper article in The Saratogian

  Schuylerville artist fine-tuned his talents Published: Monday, February 04, 2013 By FRANCINE GRINNELL SCHUYLERVILLE — In an age of mass production, fine stringed instrument maker Martin Macica is a rare find. “I started to play mandolin first. I was 17 and learned to play some Beatles tunes. My brother, Kevin, had an eclectic taste […]

The Mystery Mandolin Player

The Mystery Mandolin Player Posted on April 10, 2012 by Bill The process of making the Sweet Cider Museum and Internet Archive a reality has meant that I spend a lot of time looking at old photos, listening to old recordings and digging deep into the recesses of my mind trying to remember how things […]

Another’s creative workspace

(A Post from Paul Sellers’ Blog) Another’s creative workspace By Paul Sellers on April 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments Monday 2nd April 2012 Rest and re creation This was a restful day challenged only by my own quest for a balanced period of reflective personal solitude, occasional moments of interaction with a few […]

Acoustic Musician Review

The Macica Mandolin Amid the curls of wood shavings and the aroma of freshly scraped spruce, a craftsman is busy at work customizing the durability of a mandolin he has built for a musician whose instrument tends to take quite a beating during performances. He places reinforcements above and below the F-holes to strengthen the […]