Written by Marty October 6, 2012
I'm glad to say that another Macica Violin is in the hand of another talented musician. Mathew Christian has a really unique New England style of fiddle playing. It is great to hear him play!
This is the newly finished Mandolin...
I never want to have the mind set or dilemma of trying to mass produce or become more mechanized in my productions. On the contrary, I feel I have developed an efficient way of creating a completely handmade instrument. I believe it gives the instrument a greater integrity, beauty and worth.
Right now I am starting a guitar from scratch...
The first thing you need to do in starting the guitar is to tie a string to a Model A Ford to establish a radius to make a template.
This template will be used as my side for arching and bracing.
Last, but not least, I continue to work on the A Model Mandolin. Here is a shot of the inlay that will go into the head stock. I use a very fine jeweler saw. The tree on my mandolins are a symbol of the scripture from Mathew 13:31,32...The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.
I am grateful to be busy in shop.. Until next time,
The Macica Workshop: Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments
166 County Route 338, Schuylerville, NY 12871 518.695.3029