In the short time since its start, Eastman Guitars has quickly become recognized for building very responsive, affordable acoustic and hollowbody-electric instruments. Hand built in China, Eastman guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles are available in a wide range of models to suit most any level of player. In 1992, Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings. Mr. Ni hired a group of established master violinmakers, and with their help, he established a large master violin workshop in Beijing devoted to the handcrafting of instruments—one of the first the world had known since the first half of the 20th century. In the short time since this workshop was founded, the reputation of Eastman Strings’ instruments for tonal quality and craftsmanship excellence has become a worldwide standard. They have since expanded their operation to include mandolins, guitars and ukuleles, all built to that same standard that the Eastman Strings name has become known for, with accessible pricing for the working professional or hobbyist.