Click to enlargeAndreas Eastman VA305 Antiqued Viola

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.

Features include:
  • 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 Dominant 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", 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

    Full rich sound and high quality wood way below retail here.
    Viola only at this price, case and bow extra but bargain priced 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.
    Tertis pattern in 15" and larger only.

    Andreas Eastman VA305 Antiqued Viola Dominant Strings
    VA305Regular price: $1,465.00Sale price: $1,139.95

    We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.

    Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
    Ph: 626-794-7554

    Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in stringed instruments
    with a caring hands on approach.
    Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
    & Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
    We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
    Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
    arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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