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Alex “Wolfie” Obert’s Bass Nears Completion!

2015-08-10T13:23:35+00:00 March 10th, 2006|

Another long term project nearing completion is a wearable upright bass we've been working on for an excellent musician Alex "Wolfie" Obert. This thing has been a long time comin` and it's been, I'll say. a challenge all the way.Here are some pictures we took in the shop just before he picked it up.It has [...]

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 - [...]

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Ithaca Stringed Instruments is Online at

2015-08-10T00:50:21+00:00 February 9th, 2006|

This is the spot where I get to talk about all the behind the scenes stuff. First I want to thank J. Mendelson for doing his thing so well and making it fun at the same time. As some of you are reading this may know, lately we've been mostly concentrating on the fine tuning [...]

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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