I visited it last spring--really an amazing place!BellyDoc wrote: ↑Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:45 pmNobody’s mentioned the Musical Instrument Museum here in Scottsdale AZ! It’s really an important collection but not specifically of guitars. The instruments are collected by region of origin and are presented in association with audio/video of regional music that the museum-goer receives using a headset activated by proximity to the display. There are numerous guitars, guitar-relatives and guitar predecessors on display in multiple regional collections. There is a Martin sponsored luthiery display. Recently, there was an incredible exhibit on the art of guitar inlay titled “Dragons and Vines”. There’s also a theater space designed specifically for music and a great schedule of interesting performers from American genres and around the world. It’s really a fantastic museum. I take my family and out of town guests there frequently and I never feel like I’ve over visited.
I heard that the instrument department has been closed. I've seen it but it was many years ago, probably very early 90's. They had a lovely Pages guitar (many others), oh and a Strad violin.
Is a Pere Antoni Xernena guitar from the 19th century. I remember some Pages guitars (Jose and Pedro?), one Mirecourt, a Simplicio from the 1920ies, and two Fletas from the 1950ies.