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    I went to the guitar exhibit at the Durham museum yesterday. It is one of the traveling exhibits offered by the National Guitar Museum.

    It was quite nice—more of interest to people who don’t know much about guitars from a technical standpoint, but interesting to experienced guitarists as well.

    There weren’t a lot of vintage guitars there in terms of electrics, but there were some very old acoustic guitars such as a Fabricatore (about 200 years old I think). There were also some rarish modern electrics such as the Guitorgan, Roland synth guitar, Soviet era electric, etc. The focus was more on the design aspect than the rarity.

    There were videos set up showing a variety of different styles, and a lot of cool photos.

    Anyway, well worth the $11 admission for a lazy Saturday afternoon, which also includes the other historic Durham exhibits. I wouldn’t compare this to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix or the Songbirds collection in Chattanooga (but which has since closed—wonder where the collection is right now?), but it was closer to home!

    Here are some pics:

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    Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World-7715f976-ab8e-460e-9207-e782876793b3-jpeg

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    Next stop, Austin TX.

    What's that instrument in the penultimate pic?

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    The Nyatiti--a primitive form of lyre from Africa.