Oral History Information
Ahmet Ediz grew up in Turkey and began playing the violin at an early age. He became a professional concert musician and traveled with several orchestras. Along the way he noticed a need to better care for his instrument, particularly regarding the wood. He noticed that even the instruments of his fellow musicians who cared for their violins would crack when the wood became too dry. Ahmet soon developed a powder, which he placed in a pouch that would allow moisture into the case without getting the instrument wet. The powder holds water that acts like a humidor for the instrument within the case. The product, which he calls Stretto, was the first of several products Ahmet brought to the industry during his career.