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Rock Hall readies expansive new exhibit honoring guitar legends | cleveland.com

Rock Hall readies expansive new exhibit honoring guitar legends | cleveland.com

Rock Hall readies expansive new exhibit honoring guitar legends | cleveland.com
September 15
09:36 2017

On Sept. 29, a wall-to-wall guitar gallery will take up space on the museum’s second floor previously occupied by the Johnny Cash Music Masters display. The gallery will feature 15 guitars from a mix of music legends and modern stars:Here’s the full list of artists whose instruments are featured: Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead Geddy Lee of Rush Garry Tallent of the E Street Band Bobby Womack Eric Clapton John Lennon Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth Link Wray Rick Danko of the Band Ryan Adams Kim Deal of the Pixies Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick Mike Rutherford of Genesis Tegan Quin of Tegan and SaraThe stories beyond each of the guitars are the stuff of music legend. For instance, Lee’s instrument uses the neck from his 1972 Hybrid Fender Jazz Bass that Rush used to record “Tom Sawyer.”The display also features the acoustic guitar Clapton used to record his Grammy-winning song “Tears in Heaven.” The three-time Rock Hall inductee used the same guitar for his memorable 1992 “MTV Unplugged” performance.Adams’ 1967 Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar was used on several of the musician’s most memorable albums. Armstrong’s 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior is the instrument he played during Green Day’s “American Idiot” recording process.Then there’s Lennon’s 1965 Epiphone Casino guitar, which goes all the way back to the Beatles’ recording sessions for “Revolver,” arguably, the greatest album ever made.The stories go on and on, as most of the guitars have been in the Rock Hall’s vault for quite some time and will now make their debut to visitors.

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