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Announcing the new Pickup/ Mic system for violin

2017-08-16T20:40:11+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

After a couple of years of experimentation I am ready to announce my new pickup/ mic system for violin. This simple, reliable and great sounding dual system fits to any violin with no extra clamps or wires. The pickup is my deluxe bridge pickup ,using only the finest 3tree Despaiu or comperable bridge blanks. The [...]

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ISI featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine

2015-08-20T01:55:42+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|

An Oneida guitar we built some many years ago is reviewed in this months "Great Acoustics" feature in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Built by Eric Aceto and Dan Hoffman in 1989 it was one of several of these that are out there in the world . It is great to see an instrument of ours from [...]

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 [...]

Aceto Develops Inventive Sound

2017-04-04T13:54:27+00:00 March 5th, 2006|

Hidden in the countryside near Trumansburg is one of Tompkins County's greatest treasures. No, it's not Taughannock Falls. It's Ithaca Stringed Instruments, a musical instrument workshop with handiwork played all over the world by famous musicians such as Jean-Luc Ponty and Jerry Goodman. Eric Aceto co-founded Ithaca Stringed Instruments with his friend Dan Hoffman - [...]

A Dynamic Unit: The NV Electric Violin

2017-04-04T13:54:28+00:00 October 22nd, 1998|

From Strings Magazine September/October 1998 In this article, Darol reviews the NV violin. These days, there's an embarrassment of riches in the multifarious and whimsical shapes available that can be played like a violin. Just about any form that can be fitted under the chin and bowed is now available to the adventurous fiddler. And [...]

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