Since 130 years, the name C.A. Götz jr. stands for the production and supply of premium quality stringed instruments and accessories.
The family business was founded in 1884 by Conrad August Götz in the Vogtland region, one of the global centers of music instrument making since the 17th century. Located in Wernitzgrün/ Markneukirchen, the company started with the production of violin pegs, strings and rosin.
The company is now managed by the fourth family generation. C.A. Götz jr. offers a wide product range of more than 5000 premium articles for retailers, professional musicians and music enthusiasts and most of all for instrument makers.
All products come from selected workshops and manufacturers. The use of the best materials, excellent workmanship and highest tonal quality are our premier prerogatives.
The company’s own “Götz” brand stands today, just as 130 years ago, for premium quality and is highly estimated among international experts. Only selected products carry this seal of quality.
The same is true for the “Lapella” care product series for string instruments which had originally been launched by C.A. Götz jr. in the end of the 19th century and which have recently redesigned with all natural ingredients to meet the requirements of musicians in the 21st century.
The 350-year tradition of musical instrument making in Markneukirchen has been awarded Intangible Cultural Heritage in Germany by UNESCO.
The German directory of intangible cultural heritage is recognizing relevant German tradition and craftsmanship. The musical instrument making in and around Markneukirchen makes an important contribution for the conservation of the heritage of Germany as a cultural nation.
The centuries old tradition of craftmanship and skills related to music instrument making in the region is an outstanding example of how skills are preserved in the community and foster innovation by building on this centuries old knowledge.
We feel proud for Markneukirchen as well as all companies and institutions within the music community.
In cooperation with our IT partners we have developed a completely new business framework to increase our productivity and the precision of our processes. The aim is to leverage the opportunities new technologies and services are offering together with our customers, suppliers and extended partner network. We rework all external interfaces and internal processes targeting a completed networked operations. For our customers this leads to a more precise business service which comes at lower cost. We are proud that the European Union is convinced by our innovative approach.
Material science is one of the most rapidly developing fields of science. Together with our suppliers, technology partners and furthers cooperation partners we are testing materials from other fields of application for the music community. From 3D printing for customized accessories to new carbon-aramid-roover-bows we are exploring various materials and applications. The aim is to develop prototypes for a later integration into production.
We believe it is of utmost importance for our community to support the CITES regulation to safeguard our global biodiversity. Therefor we have been working with our partners, suppliers, consultants and regulatory bodies to develop a customized best practice company policy to certify the material origin, production and refining process of our products. Currently we implemented this process for more than 70 percent of our products (Mid-2016) and we hope to complete the transition in 2017.
More information about CITES on https://www.cites.org/.