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Andreas Eastman model 80 pernambuco bows

 

The Andreas Eastman model 80 bows have all of the features of the model 60 bows, but are made of more select pernambuco. I The selection process emphasizes straightness of grain, uniformity of color, density, and strength, and absence of blemishes. Handcrafted with great attention to detail, these are the finest nickel-mounted bows available.

  • Hand-crafted stick of select pernambuco wood
  • Nickel-mounted ebony frog with genuine mother-of-pearl slide and Parisian eyes
  • Leather and silver wire or imitation whalebone grip
  • Unbleached Mongolian horsehair
  • Violin bow available in sizes 4/4 - 1/4
  • Viola bow available in 4/4 size
  • Cello bow available in sizes 4/4 - 1/2

 

Bow Tutorial: Pernambuco

Here is a fact that some may find surprising: the wood we call pernambuco is a type of brazilwood. It is usually considered to be the best possible wood for making bows. The pernambuco tree is known to botanists by its Latin name: Caesalpina echiizata Lain. Because this type of tree grows primarily in the Mata Atlantica region of Brazil, which is in the state of Pernambuco, most people call the wood pernambuco as well. Originally exported to Europe for use in dyes, it was the wood of choice for most bowmakers by about the beginning of the 19th century. Pernambuco trees are now endangered by overcutting, and conservation efforts are under way.

Price for Violin Bow: $185.00

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Price for Viola Bow: $215.00

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Price for Cello Bow: $245.00

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"These instruments are extremely well made and have a beautiful tone quality. I would recommend these violins to any of my fellow performers, teachers, and students."

-Cindy Crumb
Orchestra Teacher
Fairfax, Virginia

 
"As a teacher of high school students, I am always looking to find excellent instruments for a good price. I can recommend instruments of this quality without reservation. In fact, I'll be using one myself for touring and some of my own performances."

-Eric deWaardt
Violist National Symphony Orchestra

 


"Excellent playability, mellow tone, subtle response, and dynamic projection make this outfit a definitive favorite with our review team..."
-Strings Magazine
Review of Eastman Strings - maker of Prodigy Instruments

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