Join the Musical Instrument Museum as they bring the Story of the Electic Guitar to Life! Decades before rock and roll, these interuments jolted, energized and even confused the eardrums of the nation. The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon will give a glimpse into the enelctic guitar's influence on genres that defined Amecian music, including Hawaiian musc, dance orchestras, western swing, jazz and rock and roll itself.
The exhibition will showcase more than eighty of the rarest electric guitars and amplifiers in the world―from some of the first ever heard to those played by the most famous electric guitarists known today. The remarkable collection features the personal instruments of groundbreaking artists, such as Alvino Rey, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Bo Diddley, and Eldon Shamblin. Guests will also see authentic guitars played by next generations of influential musicians, including Pete Townshend of the Who and Ron Wood and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, who continued to transform the sound of the electric guitar while cementing its international reputation.
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