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Macica Workshop: 2016 Woodworkers Showcase

Beautiful Spring day in upstate New York?? Despite the fact that Winter returned to our area today, we had a successful weekend at the 2016 Woodworkers Showcase in Saratoga Springs.  The event featured a plethora of different instruments and makers… Banjos….. Guitars with intricate inlay…. A Banjocello….played with a bow…. Bouzoukis…Guitars…Flutes… Mandolins…. and much more… […]

Macica Workshop: D’Angelico Guitars

Greetings!  I thought I would feature the Arch top guitar class I have been teaching through the Northeast Woodworkers Association in this post..Things are going very well and everyone helps each other out… For the last few classes, we focused on carving the tops and backs… Then we fit and glue the tone bars…. Next, […]

Macica Workshop: October News…

  Hello Everyone…..  The A-style mandolins are now finished…   I am pleased with the balance of beauty and sound.  The varnish is dark, yet transparent and they both produce a good, powerful sound with a balanced tone. We have begun the Guitar building class (D’Angelico style Arched Top Guitar)….We cover quite a bit of […]

Macica Workshop: Fresh Grass at Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.

Hello all! I have returned from Fresh Grass, and had a nice time meeting new faces, hearing good music and spending time with other luthiers. The luthier tent was very busy place with musicians of all abilities and ages…. Frank Solivan plays a tune on a Macica with another musician standing by…. The D’Angelico guitar […]