Eastman Model 305

Eastman 305 Viola Top
Eastman 305 Viola Top Eastman 305 Viola Back Eastman Model 305 Scroll

Players and teachers recognize the Eastman Model 305 as an instrument with a strong tonal and visual personality. These are the qualities that make it one of our most popular instruments. The Eastman Model 305 Viola is hand-crafted entirely from solid tonewoods; the top is select spruce and the ribs, scroll, and neck are of maple specie. The backs are made of a select Canadian poplar, creating a lightweight instrument with a powerful sound. An antique-style spirit varnish is hand-applied, and the instrument is fitted with boxwood pegs, tailpiece, and chinrest with ebony trim. Each Model 305 viola is fitted with a French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge and Helicore strings.

Available in sizes 12 to 17 inches, with Tertis models and poplar backs being available from 15 to 17 inches.

*Currently the 15″ model is out of stock*