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Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Explore the history & science of the world’s most recognized musical instrument.

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PLAY the worlds largest guitar.   VIEW 100 instruments & historical artifacts.   LISTEN to diverse genres of music.   ENGAGE with STEAM-based interactives.   DISCOVER it’s cultural impact.

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Explore the history of the world’s most recognized musical instrument. Experience the science, sound, history, and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative - along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images, and photographs. You, too, can play a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long guitar. Discover how the selection of different materials and strings, fused with electromagnetism and amplification, create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music.

The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past 400 hundred years to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.

Packed with STEAM-based elements, GUITAR  introduces visitors to concepts including electromagnetism, sound waves, frequency, decibel levels, mathematical scales, engineering design, and materials - along with amplification, memory skills, and performance.

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World is a touring exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum.

Presenting Sponsor:
The Oakland Companies Blue Circle Logo

Contributing Sponsor: The Gilhousen Family Foundation

Supporting Sponsor: Ressler Chevrolet

Assisting Sponsors: Music Villa   Opportunity Bank





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