Hora (company)

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S.C. Hora S.A.
TypeState-owned (1951–1994)
Private (1994–present)
IndustryMusical instruments manufacturing
Founded1951; 72 years ago (1951)
FounderRoman Boianciuc
HeadquartersReghin, Romania
Area served
Productsviolins & violas, cellos, double basses, acoustic, resonator & classical guitars, mandolins, balalaikas, hammer dulcimers, panflutes, musical instrument cases

S.C. Hora S.A. (trade name: Hora Instruments) is a Romanian manufacturer of string instruments. The company, based in Reghin, was founded in 1951 around the workshop of master luthier Roman Boianciuc as a state-owned enterprise.

Over 80% of its products are exported to North America, Western and Northern Europe, Russia and Japan. HORA uses as raw materials spruce and maple wood from the Romanian Carpathians seasoned naturally for 5–10 years, as well as imported exotic wood like mahogany, Indian rosewood and ebony.

The company employs about 300 people (2017) and is the largest stringed instrument manufacturer in Europe.


Hora owns and operates the "Rapsodia" musical instruments shop in Bucharest, founded in 1999.

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  • Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  • "Fire destroys 4,000 violins in Romanian musical instrument factory". thestrad.com. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  • "Reghinul este capitala nedeclarata a lutierilor" (in Romanian). Capital.ro. 1999-09-23. Retrieved 2017-01-17.