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Ruben Salazar of Eastman Strings introduced two new instruments at the Winter NAMM 2016 show.

The Bridge Tasman Electric Violin is an acoustic-electric violin uses a piezo element in the bridge and has an antiqued spirit varnish and is available as a four- or five-string.


The Eastman VB105 features carved top and back with laminated sides. They’re making this instruments in a wide range of sizes, from 7/8 down to 1/8-sizes.