From the Company:
When Qian Ni, an accomplished flute player from Beijing, founded Eastman Strings in 1992, he never imagined that over the course of 20 years, the company would grow from a small business operated out of the back of his car into a global music supplier.
Committed to a high standard of quality, Eastman Guitars use of premium tonewoods and fine appointments, alongside the talent and accomplishment of its designers, craftsmen, and company philosophy continues one of the most fascinating musical traditions the world has known.
At Mantova's the Eastman mandolins and acoustic guitars are well represented. When they buy, customers always remark that the level of quality greatly exceeds the competition.
That is the Eastman edge: over-delivering on features and playability.