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Select European Instruments – Strunal = String Instruments of Luby (Czech)

An exclusive selection of European double basses hand-picked by Mike Asetta is available in the Asetta String showroom today, these include hybrid and fully carved instruments, exceptionally crafted Czech string instruments produced from rare, unusual, and spectacular woods.

The western Czech village of Luby on the German border, in the historic regions of western Bohemia and Germany’s Vogtland, is home to Europe’s largest string instrument enterprise. For nearly 400 years the entire community has focused on instrument and accessory craftsmanship, initially influenced by Italian makers, and then German, one of Europe’s oldest violin-making schools was established here. Numerous makers became centralized after WWII; the cooperative became named Strunal for “Stringed Instruments from Luby”.

Production and quality control is monitored by highly skilled masters. Alpine woods are collected, preserved, and aged for many years. New processes and instrument styles are continually and creatively explored. Responding to global competition, building upon the skills of traditionally trained artisans, Strunal is at the forefront of the stringed instrument construction evolution. Selectively utilizing modern manufacturing techniques to eliminate some of the more time consuming/labor intensive operations – the removal of wood to shape the peg box, top and back – Strunal still employs “hands on” finishing refinement by traditionally trained violin makers. This mastery results in fine instruments, competitively priced in relation to European stringed instruments.

Select in stock instruments:

Dazzlingly, eye-catching – special quilted maple bass with highly figured maple back and sides, round back, carved solid Spruce top with inlaid purflings, Ebony fingerboard – just an outstanding bass   $4,695

Blond/clear finished with highlighted grains, startingly impressive appearance, with a carved solid Spruce top with inlaid purflings, laminated Maple back and sides, Ebony fingerboard, exclusively available in the United State through Mike Asetta, Asetta Strings, availability extremely limited, RARE!    $4,895

Remarkable appearing instrument with Tineo or Aningre woods infused through back and sides, round back, carved solid Spruce top with inlaid purflings, Ebony fingerboard, and uncommonly rare $5,495

Hand-made by master luthier, selected woods, Spruce top, flamed maple neck, back, and sides, finest Ebony fingerboard, nut, and tailpiece, flat back, Rubner Ebony antiqued machine heads, a powerful bass, NEW design by Strunal’s leading luthier today, available exclusively through Mike Asetta   $8,995

Fully carved, willow and ash woods, dark chestnut brown, carved solid Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard    ON SALE   $4,995

Handmade fully carved, select solid Spruce top, Maple neck, back, and sides, Ebony trimmed, Rubner machines, chestnut brown, extraordinary instrument   $7,495

Inquiries invited, please contact Mike at 860-685-1621 or email mike@mikeasetta.com

Inquiries invited

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