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Eastman Guitars is a fascinating company that frankly bucks all of the stereotypes about Chinese-made instruments.
In the early 90's Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings and established a large workshop devoted to the handcrafting of instruments worshipfully recreating old western techniques. Today, the instrument-making workshops of Eastman Strings operate in practically the same manner as the late 19th century European workshops on which they were modeled. Virtually no power tools are used and chisels, knives, gouges, and scrapers, in the hands of outstandingly gifted craftspeople, are the primary tools used to create these modern guitars and mandolins, using methods centuries old.