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Schneider company

The first company logo from 1924.


  Schneider is a company that has been manufacturing guitars for four generations already. This family tradition dates back to 1924 when Albert Schneider began manufacturing the first instruments, mainly lutes and mandolins. Since the year 1930, it's been mainly guitars.


Master Hugo Schneider at work.

He then began to teach his craft to his son, Hugo Schneider, who attended the National Vocation School For Manufacturing Guitars And Mandolins in Luby. After graduation, he and his father began manufacturing guitars in their in-house workshop. After the war, in 1946 he resumed the workshop. In the year 1961 he passed the master's exam in Cremona Luby, and took over the entire concert guitar manufacturing branch of the Cremona company. Since 1972 he created master guitars in his in-house workshop. Apart from guitars and mandolins he made theorbos, lutes and vihuelas also.


Jan Schneider

  In 1964 graduates, in the same school, Jan Schneider. Right after that Jan began to manufacture concert guitars in Cremona under supervision by his father, Hugo. Come year 1983, he was working in their in-house workshop with his father, producing master guitars.  Their instruments were known for excellent workmanship and the best sound quality, for which they were many times awarded. At present, he's making guitars with his son, Jan Schneider, Jr.


Jan Schneider, Jr.

  Company's range are not only master guitars, though they are focused on them, they also manufacture instruments for beginners, students. Also there are classical spanish guitars and western guitars - made entirely from solid wood, or in combination with other materials.


For customers with special needs, the company produces custom-built guitars. Every time though, the instrument is made by comapny's own blueprints, which not only insures the purest sound, but also employes time-tested instrument-building excellence. Guitars that Schneider company produces are played by musicians such as Jiří Jirmal, Lubomír Brabec, Jozef Zsapka, Luciano Tortorelli, Guitar Arte Trio and many others.


The current form of company logo.






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