This Florentine scrolled mandolin just completed for Dr. Richard Wing. Red Maple back and sides with Ebony trim. I like the understated appointments. A clean, yet classic, appearance. These are a challenge to build but worth the effort I think. A beautiful sounding instrument.
This A-style Mandocello just completed for Jim Walsh. Of Sitka Spruce and Red Maple, it turned out beautifully with a clear and open tone. Very punchy in the low strings and massive amounts of sustain. The basic appointments give a classic look.
Here are some pics of several new violins delivered this year . All of Sitka Spruce and one piece Big Leaf Maple back and sides. This combination is giving consistently great results with a sweet and full tone. The first was for Judith Bichai from Montreal. The requested "Daisy" peghead was an interesting twist on [...]
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 [...]
Ricardo Ramirez has just received his new 5 string Artist. I have taken his 5 string NV in trade which is an opportunity for some lucky person to get a great instrument . Here is a video of him playing it with his wonderful ensemble Editus. This is what Ricardo has to say about the [...]
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 [...]
Here is a 5 string NV recently completed for Roman Gnielinski. With Bachus on the peghead and fit with Chuck Herin's marvelous "pegheads". Another interesting project.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]