I hope your holidays were good and this blog post finds you healthy and able to enjoy the season a bit with those close to you.
In the shop, I have been busy... I finished up a violin 🎻 and it is now in Colorado. Actually, the last three instruments that sold of mine went to Colorado. The first was a cello....
Next was a viola...
And lastly, a violin...
It is nice when your work speaks for you. It is so rewarding to make an instrument for someone and hear and see their appreciation of your work.
I am sorry for the recent loss of two people I really appreciated in the musical world...
The first being Tony Rice, a legendary bluegrass guitarist. I first began listening to his albums back when I was a teenager and was just learning to play and appreciate bluegrass 🎵 music. I am grateful for the legacy of his music that he has left behind.
The second being Matt McCabe, the owner of Saratoga Guitar, a local music shop in our area. I remember when Matt came into my shop in downtown Schuylerville and said he was going to open a shop in Saratoga Springs...and Boy, he did. I felt connected to him because we were both running a music business and raising a family all around the same time. You will be missed.
I am continuing to finish up this next batch of guitars...to be ready soon! https://www.instagram.com/p/CKor1w3FHyy/?igshid=1e0nn5wtz9g1b.
I am not able to send out blog posts as often as I would like, but feel free to follow my Instagram @macicaworkshop to see what I am up to in the shop 🎻 🎵 📸 more regularly... as well as my family @buildingblockbarn
New Classes coming up:
Hardwood Spoon Carving on Saturday, March 6th from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.
You can check out their website at www.AdirondackFolkSchool.org.
Dovetailed Shaker Candle Box on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.
AdirondackDulcimer Making August 4-7th from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.
That’s all for now... I am hoping to get back to a couple bluegrass festivals this summer and be able to visit with you all...
Until next time,
The Macica Workshop: Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments
166 County Route 338, Schuylerville, NY 12871 518.695.3029