SBO NAMM Product of the Day: Eastman Strings Albert Nebel VL601

Mike Lawson • News • January 22, 2017

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The Eastman Strings Albert Nebel VL601 is handcrafted from well-seasoned, European tonewoods imported from Germany.

Tone specialists from the Eastman workshop meticulously calibrate each top and back, giving these instruments an excellent, clear tone. The instruments are varnished by hand with an elegant antique-style multi-layer spirit varnish, and fitted with ebony fingerboard, pegs and chinrest. Eastman’s Albert Nebel offers a uniquely priced step-up instrument for the player looking for a German violin noted for its old, played-in sound.

Linda West, violin shop owner in Santa Barbara, California, has this to say about instrument, “We’re very excited about this new addition to our shop. The Model 601 Nebel offers a superbly unique tone quality, at a budget-minded price.”

President of Eastman, Saul Friedgood, adds “the Nebel outfit is the quintessential Eastman Strings product. It’s got the heritage a discerning player expects, the quality dealers and teachers have come to know of any Eastman, and the clear tone and sound any player would want to play. It really is an exciting instrument.”

For more information on the VL601 and other Eastman Strings instruments, please go to the VL601 page at

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