2 in stock


The Old Fashioned Electro-Acoustic


2 in stock

This outfit comes with The Old Fashioned fiddle, the Eastman 1304 dart-shaped case and a BL60 Pernambuco bow.

The Old Fashioned is named for both its dark wood tone – and for the color of a favorite cocktail (which some folks might enjoy with a fiddle tune). The rich color of the instrument gives it a strong visual presence and matches its rich, warm sound. I fell in love with it at first sight — and even more so as I played fiddle tunes on it.

With a select spruce top and highly flamed maple back, ribs, and scroll, the vibrant tonewoods give the fiddle a deep, resonant tone. Its robust sound seems so seasoned that you won’t believe you’re playing a brand new instrument. This is that rare new fiddle that sounds old right out of the box. The fiddle has a fun personality too: it likes fiddle tunes, jazz standards, western swing, country…everything that I like!

The Case: Eastman 1304

This dart-shaped case is lightweight, protective, and has a plush, blue interior. Cordura nylon withstands tears, scuffs, and abrasions. Quality hardware and a 3-layer wooden shell ensures years of protection for your fiddle. The case includes a music pocket, two backpack straps, an accessory compartment, two bow spinners, and a shoulder rest compartment.

The Bow: Andreas Eastman BL60

This bow features a Pernambuco stick, fully mounted ebony frog with colorful mother-of-pearl slides and Parisian eyes, leather grips with silver or imitation whalebone winding, and unbleached Mongolian horsehair, all made entirely by hand.


The Fiddle Parlor Violin line is a brand new addition to Fiddle School. We wanted to provide rich-toned instruments that are reliable and affordable for everyone, from newcomers to intermediate players to advancing fiddlers. Not only that, we wanted to bring to you a fiddle that is set up with all of the features that we recommend in our fiddle program. No need to spend time thinking about set up issues or whether a new prospect will be something you can count on. We’ve got you covered.

NEW! Introducing our two Electro-Acoustic fiddles. The Lockwood Electro-Acoustic and the Nightingale Electro-Acoustic are warm and rich acoustic instruments that can also be plugged in for a natural amplified sound. With a lightweight jack hidden in the endpin and an internal pickup, you wouldn’t even know that this instrument plugs in by looking at it. The cable is a 1/8″ inch to 1/4″ jack.

I personally selected these handmade Eastman Strings instruments to suit the needs of fiddle players. With low action, a bridge shaped especially for fiddlers, Prim strings (my favorites), and set up adjustments like fine tuners (every fiddler’s best friend), these fiddles are ready to accompany you on every musical venture. Plus, each fiddle comes with a bow and case to match.

Try our entry-level songbird, The Lark, or step up to the warm Old Fashioned. For advancing fiddlers, try our premium fiddles, The Lockwood and The Nightingale. Before you buy the instrument, either Celeste or I (two national champion fiddlers) play your instrument to warm it up and make sure everything sounds great so that when you get that fiddle in your hands, you’ll know that it’ll be as ready to go as you are. All of our Fiddle Parlor fiddles have that seasoned look and sound to help you enter any jam session or performance with confidence.

Outfits come complete with bow, case, and fiddle. I selected and guided the set up of each of these instruments to make sure you have a great new addition to your fiddle family!