for you acoustic plug-in people, check out the elctro-acoustic instruments designed and built by Ithaca Stringed Instruments.. hands-down the best!... absolutely amazing stuff for delivering acoustic sounds through ampage or foldback... and incredible to use with electronics!!! they make: guitars basses violins (4, 5, & 6 string) cellos violas also: mandolins mandocellos - and will make weird one-off playable objects for people with their own ideas... I have an "Oneida" nylon-string guitar and a steel-string, which I just had out on tour for the first time... flawless! contact them for info at: 1-607-387-3544 (phone & fax) or mail to: ISI 6115 Mount Road Trumansburg, NY 14886 - they have a real nice catalogue; ask to see 'em all! tell them Rob sent ya...