Ithaca Stringed Instruments 1995 to present “I began manufacturing guitars, mandolins and violins at The Ithaca Guitar Works in 1989. D.S. Hoffman and I split off to form Ithaca Stringed Instruments in 1995. D.S. left in 2000 and now lives in Spain building violins .

With my son Jordan I still hand build approx 10 instruments per year.

Dating Ithaca Stringed Instruments

Earlier guitars are stamped with a model and date of manufacture on the faceplate just above the nut. After 2000, with a printed label with signature and date in the soundhole.
Earlier Violins are stamped with a model and date at the end of the fingerboard. After 2000, with a printed label with signature and date in the f hole.” [Source” Eric Aceto, Ithaca Stringed instruments, email 23/3/2008]