Macica Workshop-December 2014/January 2015

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to come from our family at the Macica Workshop... to you all! In the workshop, I continue to be busy with finishing up two commissions and preparing for my upcoming Violin Course that I will be teaching in January through June.  I finished up the bouzouki I had been working on and sent it out to musician Andy Gullahorn in Nashville on Christmas Eve.  I hope some of you were able to attend one of his tour dates for the Behold the Lamb tour. Here are some pics of the finished Bouzouki.... I enjoyed working on this instrument and am very pleased with its beautiful sound as well!  I look forward to hearing it on some of Andy's upcoming recordings. I am also preparing now for my upcoming violin course for the Northeastern Woodworkers Association.  I have seven students in the class and will meet with them twice a month for the next six months.  Our first class, we are going to jump right in and create the outline of the instrument which entails making the sides. We may have time to join the top and back as well.  In teaching this course, by the best of my ability, I will stay true to how the Cremonese makers made their violins.  I am very much looking forward to meeting my students and teaching them what I have learned about making a violin over these many years that I have been working at this craft. I'll write again in 2015! Until next time, Martin      

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