Creating music '
Through centuries together
Strunal Schönbach is located in the picturesque town Luby in the western part of the Czech Republic. Strunal Schönbach is build from the ground by people who share passion for their craftmanship. Enduring hardships and achievements, Strunal Schönbach proudly carries the tradition of crafting musical instruments from precious resonant wood that intensifies the musical tone, giving our instruments the first class sound. Strunal Schönbach aspires to share the passion for hand-craft, patience and preciseness of their work all over the world.
The story began in Schönbach, the Czech name Luby came into play right after the world war, where young violin craftmasters were making their instrumets at home. That's how the tradition of producing musical instruments in Luby took the first steps, then the manufacturing moved from homes to factories.
As a result of the upswing and popularity of musical instruments made in Luby in 19th century, a violin school was built. The school then laid a foundation to a whole generation of vilolin masters. It is through company’s cultivation of this tradition that Strunal Schönbach instruments enjoy their popularity and high demand worldwide to this day.
From the first tone to our craftmanship
Harps are discovered in Mesopotamia - one of the oldest string instruments.
Andrea Amati builds the first violin in Cremona, Italy.
The oldest saved instrument - viola made by master J.A.Pöpel in Luby (former Schönbach).
Elias Placht is born, the father of violin craftmanship tradition in the region.
The Luby violin school is build, where generations of famous masters are crafting violins of the highest quality - masters like Lupač, Zadražil, Budil, Pikart, Šefl, Pötzl and more.
Cremona is privatized and renamed to Strunal.
A momument is build in memory of all the nameless violin craftmasters, becomes a symbol of Luby, a world-known producer of musical instruments.
After war, Cremona is tremendously hit by German citizens departure who are taking away valuable knowledge and skills.
Cremona becomes national enterprise and joins business with Amati. The instruments from Luby are again in demand all over the world.
A big fire destroys the biggest factory hall. Thanks to wholehearted Luby citizens, the production does not stop for long.
Cremona is privatised and remaned to Strunal.
Under new management, Strunal is renamed to Strunal Schönbach, a historical heritage of company and the region.
We create the perfect sound
„My dad worked here his whole life. “
with us since 1979
„Every bow is unique.“
with us since 1977
„I am here more than at home.“
with us since 1991