We are still missing a number of luthiers in our instruments directory. Today I added ISI / Ithaca Stringed Instruments. This New York workshop is led by Eric Aceto, and he kindly offered some more information.
Mark Wood is not only a well known and influential electric violinist, he is also the founder, owner and operator of one of the most exciting electric violin companies in the world.
Fishman originally built its reputation by developing pickups that literally changed the way acoustic stringed instruments were heard and experienced in live performance situations.
Many of my musical colleagues have asked it of me, sometimes with an air of mystical curiosity, how I am able to play melodies off the top of my head, or how I can play through a certain piece music, for the first time, without hearing the piece itself?