Macica Workshop: Merry Christmas 2018/Workshop News

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Merry Christmas to you all from The Macica Workshop…


It has been quite a long time since my last post…I have not closed shop, but have been rather busy and have taken a little break from blog posting. I will do my best to give you a brief overview of what has been going on in shop this fall/winter…

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Here are some photos of the Macica violin I finished up in the beginning of the fall season..My friend Justus Waldron (photographer) took these photos of the violin for some advertising I was doing.  Great Job Justus!        

Making violins always brings me back to my roots… I both enjoy making and playing the violin.

New Commission:  Viola da Gamba

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I am finishing up a Viola da Gamba that I have been working on since the fall….I will post more photos of this on my next blog.

A Viola da Gamba is a bass member of the viol family having a range approximating the cello.  I like working on viols, because they are like making half violin and half guitar.  They are tuned typically in fourths and have 6 to 7 strings.

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I have been having a instrument making class with my sons two nights a week this fall/winter. Ian, my oldest (18) is making a Martin-style D18 Dreadnought Guitar.  My middle son, Josiah (16) is making an octave mandolin.  My youngest son, Ezra (13) is working on his carving skills with some fun caricature carvings.  It is a blessing to  be able to pass on the gifts and talents I have been given unto my sons… “The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7

Upcoming Classes:  To be announced

I will keep you all posted when I have upcoming classes scheduled.

Repairs, Repairs, Repairs:

I am often working on repairs in the shop on all kinds of instruments… bow re-hairs, bridge work, frets, sound post adjustments, cracks and varnish touch-ups ect…. Please keep me in mind for any repairs your instruments may have need of…

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I have been enjoying the beautiful Adirondack mountains in our back yard this year… Some beautiful and challenging hiking trails to partake of!  Hope you too are enjoying the outdoors and the season!

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Until next time,