W. Stowasser's Söhne is a very old brand in the production of musical instruments. Their family history in this field can be traced back to 1770.¹ Wenzel - the "W" in W. Stowasser's Söhne - began his career as a brass manufacturer in 1824 in Graslitz, and continued until his death in 1860. After his father's death, his sons Josef, Julius and Richard continued as Söhne of W. Stowasser. From Graslitz they extend their business to Verona, Buenos Aires and Barcelona.Catania, Hamburg, Naples, New York, Riga, Sao Paulo, Sofia and Warsaw.
After the Second World War, apparently, the Söhne company of W. Stowasser was liquidated by the communists when they came to power and became the cooperative known as AMATI.
This was accomplished in Verona in the 1920s/1930s.