Eastman Strings

Blues Angel Music was one of the first independent music retailers to offer Eastman Handcrafted Guitars and Mandolins. Eastman handcrafted acoustic guitars cover a wide range of playing styles and sounds. The Traditional Series (model names beginning with E) bring back memories of the great instruments of the Golden Era of guitar building. Those were days when all work was done by gifted craftspeople, by hand using simple tools. All Eastman acoustic guitars share that heritage. Eastman acoustics provide many choices of body styles and fine woods; perfect for many contemporary applications. These are heirloom-quality instruments which may be enjoyed by future generations of musicians.

As an accomplished flutist from Beijing, Qian Ni founded Eastman Strings in 1992 after graduating from the Boston University School of Music. He never imagined that over the course of 25 years, the company would grow from a small business operated out of the back of his car into a global maker of musical instruments.

“As a musician, I founded our company with the hope of providing world class instruments for musicians. I personally enjoy the process of working with our luthiers and production team nearly every day to develop new products and improve what we currently manufacture. Eastman is a family business, and I feel very honored to be able to be part of such a wonderful company.” – Qian Ni

On average, Blues Angel Music has more than 100 Eastman guitars and mandolins in stock. You can browse guitars and mandolins here on our website, or you can come in and play them in Pensacola.