Eric Aceto..............



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...Immersed in the traditions of jazz, acoustic folk and blues, electrified rock and experimental music, Eric has been active as a session player, touring musician and designer of musical instruments for over 30 years.

...Born to a family that has produced several generations of artists and musicians in Rochester New York, Eric attended art school at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Nazareth College, where he learned to combine his natural musicianship with an uncanny affinity for wood and sculptural form.

...While playing music during his college years, his dissatisfaction with the amplified violins of the time led him to experiment with the design and construction of his own instruments.

...Years of development and evolution have allowed Eric to produce instruments of exceptional quality. His violins, mandolins and guitars are today in increasing demand by discerning musicians around the world, artists such as Jean Luc Ponty, Darol Anger, Matt Glaser, Tommy Malone , Jerry Goodman, Ritchie Havens, Irene Sazer, Ruben Blades, David Torn and many many others (see Ithaca Stringed Instruments ).

...Primarily a self-taught musician, he advanced his violin technique under the tutelage of concert violinist Rolfe Sokol.

...Some of his musical projects have included work with British guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, cellist Hank Roberts and banjo player Richie Stearns, Doug Robinson, the Mectapus band, the Scott B. Adams AcousticEnsemble, the Burns Sisters Band, the Eric Aceto Quartet,  Kevin Kinsella,  and the Gypsy Swing band Djug Django.