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The Most Amazing Collection of Famous Guitars

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  1. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

    https://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2019/play-it-loud



    I went with my brother, who I taught to play guitar 15 years ago, to the Met for this exhibit and I have to say, I was blown away.

    It was so freak-ing cool, I'm still a bit woozy 24 hours later.

    Theses are the actual guitars used to record pretty much every song I hold dear. You can get right up close to them. Sure, they're behind glass, but check out the access...


    Clapton: Blackie
    Clapton: The Fool
    Van Halen: Frankenstrat
    Keith Richards: Micawber
    The Edge
    Duane Allman
    Angus Young
    SRV: #1
    Jerry Garcia: Tiger
    Tom Morello
    Jimi Hendrix
    James Hetfield
    Jerry Garcia: Wolf
    Jimmy Paige

    Jimi Hendrix (Piece of actual Monterrey Strat)
    Last Strat played by Jimi
    Bob Dylan: Newport '65 Strat
    I forgot who's red tele
    Bo Didley
    Beatles gear owned currently owned by Yoko
    Roger McGuinn
    new mint '59 LP
    near mint '54 Strat
    Jack White
    Prince
    Tom Morello (with pedalboard)
    Van Halen's pedals
    Keith Richards LP and dual Fender Twins
    Keith Richards LP with transtrem(?)
    Steve Vai's pre-Jem prototype (looks like a Performance-made neck)




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  2. albala

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    Micawber...:eek:
     
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    Cool. I didn't recognize a few of them.
     
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    let me know what ones you have questions about
     
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    with modern locking tuners
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the post!
     
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing!! I'd love to have the opportunity to see all of these iconic guitars!
     
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    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Until we have a 'guitar museum', this collection will never be in the same place at the same time again
     
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    Am I correct in guessing that you're planning to remove Balckie and the SG Fool to reduce the organisations insurance costs?
     
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    I need to check this out... this is too close to my job not to.

    I'm stoked that Gilmours guitars will be on display at Christie's. That's literally across the street from my building. I'm gonna be a blabbering idiot. I'll probably go there like every day they are on exhibit.
     
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    I'd love to see the Met's limit on property coverage contained in their policy
     
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    These pictures are gold and I may have to wait for tonight to put them on the big screen, pour a cup of tea and enjoy. Thanks.
     
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    But am I correct in thinking that your personal choice would be the first two in your images?
     
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