D’Addario & Co., Inc., has forged a partnership with Eastman Music Co., whereby the prominent instrument manufacturer will exclusively use D’Addario’s strings on its entire range of fretted instruments, including its electric guitars, acoustic guitars and mandolins.
Established in 1992 as an orchestral stringed instrument manufacturer, Eastman is committed to the hand-craftsmanship and heritage of historic luthiers and builders. That commitment to tradition and artisanship led to the creation of Eastman Guitars & Mandolins in 2003. Since then, Eastman Guitars has prioritized the use of premium tonewoods and fine appointments, building a tradition of its own.
Speaking about the exclusive partnership, Bob Bakert, Director of Eastman Guitars, commented, “It was a very easy decision for Eastman Guitars to partner with D’Addario Strings, given their world-class quality and rich history. Couple that with the tremendous talent both internally at D’Addario and externally with their players, and this is really a fantastic opportunity for Eastman.”