Eastman Strings is widely recognized as a leading maker and distributor of fine stringed instruments and bows ranging from fractional size instruments for young beginners to outstanding master instruments and bows for advanced and professional players. Over the years, they have always strived to supply musicians with the best possible quality at reasonable prices.

Samuel Eastman - Model 80

Samuel Eastman model 80 basses are ideal for schools, rentals, and budget-minded players. Its design emphasizes good sound and playability, while its construction emphasizes durability. Even small children can start on Model 80 basses because they are available all the way down to 1/8 size!

  • Sturdy laminate construction
  • Solid ebony fingerboard
  • Manufacturer setup with adjustable German bridge and chrome-steel strings
  • German tooled brass tuning machines
  • Strong, dependable endpin
  • Outfit includes Presto padded bag and K.Holtz FG bow
  • Available in sizes 7/8 - 1/8

Samuel Eastman - Model 90

Most players and luthiers agree that the tone color of an instrument depends a great deal on the materials and construction of the instrument's top. The Samuel Eastman model 90 bass has a top carved of solid spruce, so it combines the sturdiness and cost savings of a laminated bass with the improved sound of a carved top.

  • Fully carved solid spruce top
  • Sturdy laminated back and ribs
  • Solid ebony fingerboard
  • Solid brass tuning machines
  • Outfit includes Presto padded bag and K.Holtz FG bow
  • Available in sizes 7/8 - 1/2
  • 5-string available in 7/8 size


Samuel Eastman - Model 95

The Samuel Eastman model 95 bass is built with a fully carved spruce top, just like the model 90 bass but it is finished with a hand-applied shaded varnish to give it a special antique appearance.

  • Fully carved solid spruce top
  • Sturdy laminated back and ribs
  • Solid ebony fingerboard
  • Solid brass tuning machines
  • Outfit includes Presto padded bag and K.Holtz FG bow
  • Special hand-applied shaded antique-style varnish
  • Available in 3/4 size

Andreas Eastman - Model 200

The Andreas Eastman model 200 bass is beautifully hand-made from excellent quality seasoned tonewoods. It also features an attractive hand-applied amber-satin varnish. Its playability, tone, and appearance all raise expectations of a hefty price tag but this is one area where we are proud not to meet customers' expectations! (Gamba-corner model shown at left Violin corners also available)

Specifications:
  • Top: Select Solid Spruce
  • Back, Ribs, Neck & Scroll: Solid Maple
  • Custom Alternative to above: Solid Poplar
  • Fingerboard: Solid African Ebony
  • Tuning Machines: Rubner German Tooled Brass
  • End Pin: Genuine Rosewood or Ebony Plug; Solid Steel Rod

Andreas Eastman - Model 305

The Andreas Eastman model 305 was catapulted to international prominence when an independent review panel, writing in STRINGS magazine, selected the model 305 violin as its "definitive favorite." The model 305 bass is made by the same craftspeople and is regarded not merely as an excellent step-up, but as a professional quality bass.

  • Entirely hand-crafted from select aged spruce and maple
  • German tooled brass tuning machines
  • Beautiful antique-style hand-applied spirit varnish
  • Internationally known for tone and craftsmanship
  • Outstanding modestly-priced step-up mode
  • Available in sizes 3/4 - 1/4
  • Available with violin corners, gamba corners, French (Quenoil) pattern,
     and Bussetto pattern (gamba corners shown at left)

Andreas Eastman - Model 605

Our model 605 basses represent the height of quality in workmanship and materials. Simply put, these are the finest instruments coming from a very fine workshop. Their superior tonewoods allow Eastman's luthiers to achieve their best visual and tonal results, and the model 605's varnish complements the excellent wood and craftsmanship.

  • Top model from the Andreas Eastman workshop
  • Meticulously hand-crafted
  • German tooled brass tuning machines
  • Select aged spruce top and highly flamed select maple back and ribs
  • Outstanding hand-applied spirit varnish enhances beauty of
     wood and sound
  • Available in sizes 7/8 - 1/2
  • Available with violin corners, gamba corners, French (Quenoil) pattern,
     Bussetto pattern, and 7/8 5-string (violin corners shown at left)



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