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    I came across this article about the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit of famous musical instruments and thought some might be interested.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...review-817360/

    The exhibit, “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll,” includes the guitar Chuck Berry used to record “Johnny B. Goode”, guitars owned by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Don Everly, Brian Jones’ dulcimer from the Rolling Stones, “Lady Jane,” the mandolin Peter Buck used on R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion”, the wood, metal and plastic Farfisa organ used by Kate Pierson on B-52’s records, alongside the clarinet Patti Smith sometimes uses on stage.

    I know it's the person behind the instrument, but it's still cool to be standing so close to history.

    And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

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    The ultimate "reliced" guitar by Pete Townsend:

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    Kind of like an extended version of the displays at the Hard Rock Cafe . . . .
    I recently finished a new homemade 4-song EP of original solo acoustic songs; (sorry, no mandolin content this time). If you are interested in a FREE copy, feel free to send me your address via Private Message, and I will be glad to send you one. Trust me, it will be worth the price!


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    Frankly I prefer the old stuff they have. I need to get down there to see how the new section has been rearranged. It is amazing what is in the back rooms at that place. Something like 3000 instruments. I had a friend who used to work there and I got to see all the stuff on shelves that the public never sees. Pretty incredible.
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    The CBS "Sunday Morning" news show recently had a good article about this exhibit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefflester View Post
    Thank you - they have a lot of stuff that brings back a lot of memories!

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    Mike, I’m sure the stuff is a bit more authentic than some of Hard Rock Cafe’s. I had a friend that worked for Roy Orbison. When Hard Rock asked about getting some instruments, Roy sent my friend out to buy a couple of guitars for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bro.craig View Post
    Mike, I’m sure the stuff is a bit more authentic than some of Hard Rock Cafe’s. I had a friend that worked for Roy Orbison. When Hard Rock asked about getting some instruments, Roy sent my friend out to buy a couple of guitars for them!
    Hummmmm - very interesting . . . . .
    I recently finished a new homemade 4-song EP of original solo acoustic songs; (sorry, no mandolin content this time). If you are interested in a FREE copy, feel free to send me your address via Private Message, and I will be glad to send you one. Trust me, it will be worth the price!


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    The exhibit at the Metropolitan is well worth going to.

    Buddy Holly's acoustic guitar, Lennon's 12 string Ricky, Hendrix Woodstock guitar, Ringo's '64 drumset ....

    And so much more. It was staggering really.
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    This exhibit is based on a book co-written by a friend, Alan di Perna. (No financial Interest) https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpub..._Rock_and_Roll
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