Every guitar is photographed individually.
We love guitars.
Guitars have been Günter Zierenbergs favourite hobby since he founded Musik Produktiv in 1974. And during the time 2009/10 as the stores noble room for special guitar models went through a complete face lift here in Laggenbeck, the question arose why not a noble room for the internet? Arising from this question came a project with the name "Guitar Gallery", the project took shape and created was the Domain: guitar-gallery.de.
You’re probably asking yourself "what the difference is between our Guitar Gallery and another online-shop"? Quite simply: You will not be buying your precious instrument by type description or article number, you will be able to view your chosen piece by means of exquisitely detailed photos, and should there be an extended choice of type. Well it's just a case of being spoilt for choice! Whether you prefer the wood grain by model A or the Vintage treatment by model B, to allow the Guitar Gallery to be what it is supposed to be - namely a gallery! Every single guitar has been elaborately photographed before being released for sale.
As with ever new beginning, our proposal of Guitar Gallery has begun small but with class, and to talk from small would no longer be correct, in the meantime the selection in Guitar Gallery has expanded with hundreds of different models from illustrious manufactures such as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Friedman, Paul Reed Smith, Nik Huber, Haar, Duesenberg, Sandberg, Music Man, the list of names goes on … and on. The selection is also constantly updated and is worth a visit to the gallery anytime. Should your favourite model not be on offer, don't loose faith, because your luck could change with your next visit.
We all know that guitarists are special for the music scene, but if there is something more special than guitarists….then it´s guitar salesmen. Their relationship to the product is so distinctive that the affection germans have for their cars does'nt even compare, and that’s why it´s no wonder that our team in the guitar department take special care of the Guitar Gallery. Should there be any information that you need but can not find, just call our experts or send us an E-mail. We are of course open for any suggestions, ideas and any other feedback because our Guitar Gallery is naturally YOUR Guitar Gallery.
The team introduces itself
As I tried my first guitar chords (a long long time ago), my idols were playing with Fender or Gibson guitars. Interestingly nothing at all has changed, as with my love to traditional American E-guitars. I have been in the music business for over 20 years, and during this time I have seen a whole lot of guitars. My boss mentioned a while ago that "I probably know each guitar personally". Well that's not true …but I gave him the names of half of them!
Better late than never: After seven years of Piano lessons and noticing that I was quite free of talent (apart from that, the girls are always attracted to the frontmen!), I did as many other 14 year olds, I changed my tune and began an active carree as a guitarist in a dance band. Now, after 33 years and about 2000 appearances later, i have the suspicion that a certain Heinz Strunk has been following me since my childhood, and is now raking in the merit for his book “Fleisch ist mein Gemüse“ (which translated means "Meat is my vegetables") that actually belong to me.
My first appearance at Musik Produktiv was in 1981 as the first trainee in sales. After a few detours, i landed here in the IT (Information Technology) department where I´m also reponsable for the photos in the Guitar Gallery. My only comfort alone in the darkroom, that these new and old classics do not belong to me is ... I can atleast imagine they are mine ... if only for a short while!
As I realised at the beginning of the 70s that studying to be a teacher and /or Top 40 band appearances were not exactly brilliant, Odo the patron saint of musicians, shone his mercy upon me and graced me with another idea to do with the music business. That Musik Produktiv would become very familiar with musicians and still bring inspiring challenges in the 40 years thereafter is down to the great team here and their readiness to try out my sometimes very special ideas and make them reality.
The Guitar Gallery is currently my favourite project. As the idea first came to me 10 years ago the realization was simply unthinkable, not only due to the exorbitant price of a good digital camera but also because of the miserable transmission rate of the World Wide Web. You can imagine how pleasing it is to see the realization of the Online-shop for exclusive guitars is for me!