Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by BellyDoc » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:45 pm

Nobody’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.
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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by Lovemyguitar » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:24 pm

In Vienna, there is the fantastic Kunsthistorisches Museum with its Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (however, I think that the instrument collection may be closed temporarily until later this summer, 2018, so one better check if they're wanting to go...). It has a tremendous collection of plucked stringed instruments, including one of the largest collections of old lutes in the world (plus guitars, and a whole range of other instruments).

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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by Michael.N. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:44 pm

Here's a pretty comprehensive list of the world's musical instrument museums:

http://amis.org/resources/index.html

Over the years I've used their list of technical instrument drawings that relate to guitars and lutes in various collections around the globe. Fantastic resource.
http://network.icom.museum/cimcim/resou ... st/#c20440
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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by CliffK » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Thx all!
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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by tubeman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:46 pm

BellyDoc wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Nobody’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 visited it last spring--really an amazing place!
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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by Torrescaster » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:23 pm

IIRC Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a nice musical instrument collection, including some lutes and older guitars.


http://www.mfa.org/node/9489

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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by DerekB » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:45 am

The Museo de la Guitarra in Almeria has a selection of guitars by Torres which illustrate how his designs evolved. They even have a couple of guitars you can play, one of which is electric!!! The one pretending to be a classical is by some margin the worst guitar I have ever played. The bass strings were black with the accumulated deposits from countless sweaty fingers and were most unwilling to produce a sound of any sort. The trebles made it quite clear that they are made of plastic..
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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by hoppy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:21 pm

Second the Horniman in south London which I went to recently some lovely baroque instruments. Amusingly they have period instruments worth probably many thousands of pounds and then the electric guitar and bass examples are cheap fender rip offs worth £100.

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Re: Museums w Instrument Collections Guitar

Post by CliffK » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:59 pm

Thx all.

Here is an interesting website on a famous Torres:

https://www.lainvencibledetorres.com/en/
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