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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an exhibit of some of the most iconic instruments in Rock & Roll History.  And, as it relates to us, predictably, many of these instruments are guitars.  The exhibit is titled "Play It Loud".

To name just a few:

  • Chuck Berry's guitar that he recorded many of his hits with including Johnny B Goode
  • Don Feldner's double necked guitar that he recorded Hotel California with.
  • Steve Miller's Guitar that he a surf board painter design
  • John Lennon's 12 String Rickenbacker
  • Jimi Hendix's white Strat from Woodstock
  • (Not a guitar but) Ringo Starr's drum kit from the Ed Sullivan show
  • Over 100 instruments in the display

From the Play it Loud website:

" For the first time, a major museum exhibition will examine the instruments of rock and roll. One of the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century, rock and roll’s seismic influence was felt across culture and society. Early rock musicians were attracted to the wail of the electric guitar and the distortion of early amplifiers, a sound that became forever associated with rock music and its defining voice. Rock fans have long been fascinated with the instruments used by musicians. Many have sought out and acquired the exact models of instruments and equipment used by their idols, and spent countless hours trying to emulate their music and their look. The instruments used in rock and roll had a profound impact on this art form that forever changed music.
 
The exhibition is co-organized with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and will present approximately 130 instruments alongside posters and costumes. Many of rock's most celebrated and recognized instruments will be featured, representing artists across generations and subgenres. In addition to institutional and private collectors, many musicians are lending their performance and recording instruments."

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My daughter and  I are planning to go. I can't wait!!

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That is a great collection of instruments! Thanks for posting!

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22 hours ago, Old Guy said:

My daughter and  I are planning to go. I can't wait!!

I am jealous!😉

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