By Stephanie Powell | From the January/February 2020 issue of Strings Magazine
Eastman has released its new Electro Acoustic instrument line, designed to deliver the warm resonance of an acoustic with the convenience of built-in amplification. The setup is carefully considered—the pickup is hidden underneath the varnish of the instrument, and the 3.5mm jack is fashioned as the end button on violins and violas. Players thus have the option of performing on an instrument that feels like a traditional acoustic while also having the ability to explore amplified possibilities.
The Electro Acoustic series is available for violin (in step-up, advanced, and professional models), viola (step-up and advanced), and cello (step-up and advanced). Step-up models, built for advancing students, include hand antiquing and are made by luthiers with 8–10 years of experience. Advanced models are built with AA tonewood and a multi-layered varnish by luthiers with more than 15 years of experience. The Professional series—built by luthiers with 15–25 years of experience—is made with aged AAA-grade European tonewood and a sophisticated oil varnish.
Eastman Electro Acoustic
- Available for violin, viola, and cello
- Embedded pickup under varnish with 3.5mm jack
- For pricing on all models, contact company