Crafted By Hand
Much sought-after by discerning professional musicians and players worldwide
for its exceptional handcrafted quality, each instrument, be it the smallest
fractional one thirty-two or the full size 4/4, comes ‘alive’ with tonal beauty
and appearance that can only be achieved by hand----those of
“outstandingly gifted craftspeople”----using
techniques and tools (namely, chisels, knives
and scrapers) and time-honoured workshop
methods that still stay true to five centuries of
tradition of master luthiers.
“By the time an Eastman Strings instrument
reaches the player, dozens of expert craftspeople
have had a hand in bringing it to the peak
of its sound, playability, and beauty.”
What is Customisation of Tone?
Clients are able to seek Chia’s knowledge and skills in customisation of tone for their instruments and their playability.
The instrument can be setup for the open strings and every note to have the same intensity and volume. This means the sound quality is ‘even’ when bowing from one ‘open string’ to a ‘fingered note’ (and not ‘lopsided’ which is often the case for many players’ own instruments before such an operation).
To balance the volume and intensity of the 2nd and 3rd strings of the instrument to match the 1st and 4th strings if the sound is not balanced. This is not done by moving the sound post to ‘compromise’ the sound.