The company Strunal, spol. s r.o. is a traditional and currently the largest manufacturer of stringed instruments in Europe.
Situated in the picturesque town of Luby near Cheb in the westernmost part of the Czech Republic, it is continuing the rich tradition of musical instrument manufacture in that region, dating back to the latter half of the 16th century.
The production of musical instruments in Luby took on its industrial character between the two world wars. In its present form the works, which is being continually modernized, has existed since the late 1960s Today Strunal is maximising on the skill of its violin and guitar makers and combining it with modern and environmentally friendly technologies.
Emphasis is placed on the painstaking choice of high-quality resonance material and its meticulous processing.
The works is fitted with equipment for the full technological cycle of production, from trunk cutting to dimension timber storage, drying kilns, workshops for making parts of musical instruments and assembling them, to the surface finishing of the instruments and their final outfit and tuning. All the workshops are kept so as to meet environmental requirements, and their condition is continuously monitored, which also applies to surface finishing.
All these aspects are a guarantee of the outstanding sound properties and quality of the instruments, based on traditional European craftsmanship.
The traditional artisanship of highly skilled specialists is the reason for the continuously growing confidence in Czech musical instruments. Guitars made by the company are recommended to students by professor Jiřν Jirmal; its violins by concert virtuoso Jaroslav Svěcenύ. Besides ordinary production, the company presents and offers the highlight of its programme-- master instruments from the workshops of the Luby master craftsmen.
These instruments are played by renowned Czech and foreign artists, such as Jakub Třasαk and Vαclav Hudeček.
Case and bow not included
- Back and Sides:Laminated flamed maple or aningre
- Finish:Polyurethane varnish in high gloss or semi-matte