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Upcoming Price Increases – Order your Instrument Today

2015-08-20T01:47:27+00:00 January 24th, 2011|

After very many years of holding firm on pricing. Ithaca Stringed Instruments is implementing an across the board price increase. In an effort to accommodate you folks who may have been on the fence or are contemplating ordering an instrument sometime this year, I will hold prices as they are now for all orders taken [...]

7-String Mezzo Violin For Jimmy be Free

2017-03-22T19:47:27+00:00 August 18th, 2010|

This instrument has been one of the most interesting projects I have had in recent years. Finally complete, It has been two years since Jimmy first contacted me. Thru conversations and emails I feel like we have been partners in the creation of this unique and very special instrument. "Peacemaker" has lots of interesting features. [...]

Aceto/Violect Violin Pickup

2015-10-23T14:28:41+00:00 October 22nd, 2009|

Eric Aceto, longtime luthier and developer of pickups for acoustic instruments, is offering a new version of his Aceto/Violect violin pickup featuring an onboard, chin rest–mounted volume control and improved placement of the pickup elements. On the new version, twin piezo crystals are mounted in a two-piece bridge. The top portion of the bridge is [...]

6-String Violin For Betty Widerski

2015-08-19T14:17:01+00:00 July 29th, 2009|

This newest 6 string , built on Carleen Hutchings drawing for the mezzo violin, was built for Betty Widerski , a Boston area musician. Using domestic woods, the Sitka Spruce top and Eastern Maple back and sides helps with the instruments grit and clarity. I feel it is the most successful of these so far producing a well balanced [...]

Mandocello For Paul Nowinski and Louis Resto

2015-08-19T14:05:03+00:00 January 8th, 2009|

We built this mandocello for Paul Nowinski and Louis Resto,  a couple of fine and versatile world class musicians. It was based on Paul's Gibson K-2 that we had restored earlier this year. We lengthened the scale a bit and used our own tone bar setup to give it more definition in the low end. It [...]

6-string Violin for Daniel Bernard Roumain

2015-08-18T14:01:55+00:00 July 14th, 2008|

Here is a recently completed 6 string violin . This is the second of these built to Carleen Hutchings drawing for the mezzo violin with a few changes to accommodate the 6 strings. Constructed for Daniel Bernard Roumain, the instrument has an African Princess peghead carving and includes our new redesigned Aceto/Violect pickup system. Check [...]

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