An exhibit featuring vintage, rare, and celebrity-owned guitars will open November 8 at the Tennessee State Museum. “The Guitar: An American Love Story” will showcase more than 150 guitars including a ’42 Martin D-28 owned by Vince Gill, a ’58 Gibson Explorer once owned by Eric Claption, a ’53 Fender Telecaster played by Keith Richards, and a set of 1924 Lloyd Loar Gibson instruments. The exhibit was organized by the museum in collaboration with a group of area collectors and authorities including Walter Carter, Joe Glaser, George Gruhn, Jay Pilzer, and Paul Polycarpou, CEO and editor of Nashville Arts magazine.
“The beauty in guitars… lies in their ability to convey every nuance of the human spirit,” said Jay Pilzer, owner of New Hope Guitar Traders.
The exhibit also includes an orientation video and viewing stations where visitors can see and hear the soul and personality of the instruments in the hands of great musicians, past and present. Learn more at tnmuseum.org.