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De Plug, a concept for musicians
In 1987 Peter Boelen opened his guitarshop De Plug located on the Ruysdaelkade, a beautiful part of Amsterdam also known as the "Quartier Latin " of the city. It was his idea to create a place especially for the musician with a low budget ( don 't we see this often? ).From the very first moment where he started selling second hand guitars & amps De Plug became a known place where people used to hang out and bands were born. Nowadays guitarplayers from all over the world visited the shop which is packed up with the most lovely guitars, basses, amps, effect pedals and miscellenious. Known musicians entered De Plug, like last year Noel Gallagher and also members of the Neil Young band, Anvil was there, as well as Golden Earing and the one and only Jan Akkerman.
De Plug is specialised in vintage guitars, therefor guitars and amps are bought in the USA. Also, if you're looking for a special brand or model, a favorite Fender, Gibson or Gretsch from the year you were born, please let us know.
In September 2009 the documentary "Mama don 't like no guitarpickers 'round here" was released, a cultmovie on De Plug with his clients. The reviews were very positive, the papers compared the film with Smoke, the story on a tabaco shop in Brooklyn.The documentary by Jacqueline van Vugt was in the Dutch cinemas for 12 weeks and broadcasted on television.
You can order the DVD in our shop.
See you at De Plug!