Macica Workshop: February 2021

Greetings from The Macica Workshop….

Hello All, 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….
Macica Cello
Next was a viola…
Macica Viola
And lastly, a violin…
Macica 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…
Tony Rice
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.
Matt McCabe
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! 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:

Handmade Spoons

Hardwood Spoon Carving on Saturday, March 6th from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.

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Dovetailed Shaker Candle Box

Dovetailed Shaker Candle Box on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.

Adirondack Dulcimer

Adirondack Dulcimer Making August 4-7th from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at The Adirondack Folk School.

Macica Mandolin
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, Martin