In 1976, Vicente Honorato Ibáñez started a company to manufacture fine jewelery. An avid music lover, he decided in 1982 to dedicate his life to the design and production of high quality brass instruments. It was two years later that he introduced the Stomvi line of trumpets and mouthpieces to the world. Ibáñez contributed all his jewelers' skill to the creation of Stomvi instruments, incorporating his expertise in machining and problem-solving---his story is similar to that in the 16th and 17th centuries at Nuremberg, where musical instruments were created by goldsmiths and jewelers of that period. Those who know Ibáñez say he has a virtuoso's ear and can distinguish the finest subtleties of pitch and timbre. He tailors his instruments to the requirements of the great instrumentalists who visit him every day. His Stomvi manufacturing plant is located in the city of Xirivella (Valencia), Spain.