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The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon

  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
    4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • Date: May 19, 2019 to September 15, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Price: $7 with paid museum admission, $10 special exhibition only
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The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever.

This exclusive exhibition showcases 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. Decades before rock and roll, these instruments jolted, energized, and even confused the eardrums of the nation. The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon encompasses the history of the electric guitar from the very beginning, including its most experimental period of the 1930s and 1940s, and gives a glimpse into the instrument’s influence on genres that defined American music.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix
Explore the world’s music and cultures at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). MIM takes you on a journey around the world, deep into the heart of human creativity. Rated Phoenix’s #1 attraction by…