Following the same good practices established by the string company and violin shop, a studied approach was applied to the building of Eastman’s first arch top guitars. Numerous vintage models were studied and the first guitars were built by the most gifted staff of the shop. The results exceeded expectations and became an immediate hit among players of all levels. Rapidly Eastman was established as an extremely high quality- high value, affordable arch top guitar manufacturer. It was only logical that Eastman continued to branch out into the mandolin family of instruments, various electric guitars and flat top acoustic guitars. All products have been highly regarded by players and used everywhere from homes to major concert stages internationally.