Tag Archives: Capital Region Art Center

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-Season’s Greetings!

Hello Everyone!  Hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving and are enjoying this holiday season.  In the workshop, I have been working on repairing a Viola da Gamba; an early period instrument. To me, this instrument is like a guitar that you bow… The instrument has an arched top with a flat back.  It usually has […]

Macica Workshop: November News

Greetings from the Macica Workshop!  The new floor in the shop is now finished..  and we are very happy with the end result. In other news, the Arched Top Guitar Class is going very well.   Right now, is a prominent part of the class.  We are carving the contour of the top and back […]

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 […]

Macica Workshop: Connecticut Shore/Fresh Grass at Mass MoCA

Hello all! Remember the bike I restored for my wife from my last post?  Well… it fit right in at the ocean on the Connecticut shore this last week. We spent some time fishing…. Walking the ocean shores searching for sea shells… Catching big horseshoe crabs…..  and enjoyed spending time with family that lives in […]