GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World

April 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Durham Museum
Included with Museum Admission (Free for Members!)
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
February 6 – April 25, 2021

Explore the history of the world’s most popular musical instrument in GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. Experience diverse genres of music and discover the science of pitch and tone. Crossing over cultural boundaries, the guitar has had a significant impact on a wide variety of groups from gypsies to cowboys to teenage rebels. See over 100 historical artifacts, including more than 70 guitars, that immerse you in the heart of music. Experience the rush of the world’s most iconic musical instrument through the powerful lens of science. You, too, can play the Guinness Record-holding 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.

GUITAR“GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is a Touring Exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum.

Supported Locally by

Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund  

Lori & David Scott


Susan and George Haddix

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