Andreas Eastman 305 Series.
Rated a "Definitive Favorite" by
Strings Magazine last year.
Great sound, superb value.
In the Andreas Eastman master workshop, they are focused on a small number of very important things:
• Quality tonewoods
• Outstanding hand-craftsmanship
• Artistic traditional varnishes
It’s a short list, but it includes all of the factors important in ensuring that their instruments are the best sounding and most beautiful, responsive, reliable step-up instruments available. Their master workshop has no power tools; our Luthiers use the techniques and tools of European workshops of the 19th century—because some things just can’t be improved.
Players and teachers recognize in the model 305 an instrument with a strong tonal and visual personality. These are the qualities that make it one of our most popular models.
Entirely hand-crafted from solid tonewoods
Select spruce top and highly flamed maple back, ribs, and scroll
Hand-applied antique-style spirit varnish
Hand-carved boxwood pegs, tailpiece and chinrest with ebony trim
Strong, clear tone
Nicely set up with Helicore Strings
Stradivari pattern is standard (Tertis wide pattern no longer available)
Available in sizes 17", 16 1/2", 16", 15 1/2", 15", 14", 13" and 12"
Recent customer feedback: "The Eastman Strings viola is the friendliest and most rewarding viola I have ever played. It has a warm and earthy tone which is reliable from the top to the very bottom. The instrument is very comfortable, easy to play, and has the feel of an ‘older’ instrument. The craftsmanship is superb and never fails to grab the attention of other musicians. This viola has served me well in many different styles and environments. It has adapted to bluegrass, folk, and classical with minimal effort. It has proven reliable on the road under punishing conditions—it has never let me down. It also delivers a fine tone in the recording studio, much to the delight of recording engineers. I heartily recommend the Eastman Strings model 305 viola to players from all walks of life—it is a superb professional instrument."
Eamon Mcloughlin www.thegreencards.com
Full rich sound and high quality wood way below retail here.
Viola only at this price, case and bow extra, in drop down menu, and high value also. Email or call for details on this.
Insured shipping to the lower 48 states is FREE!
One year warranty against factory defects! We fix quickly or replace your viola.
I am a merchant with integrity. You will be satisfied with your purchase or I WILL make it right.
10 day trial to decide to keep or return for refund.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE:
Turn down our driveway between the Retirement Center and 789 East Washington Blvd signage. Plenty of our own off-street parking. (Follow the signs that say "789 Parking in Rear".)
Our physical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in the violin string family instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Hours: Monday through Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 48 hours in advance
for a Sunday appointment.
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