Museum of Idaho Presents New Exhibit

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Updated: 6/12/2013 6:49 pm
If you love music then you’re in for a treat because the Museum of Idaho has a new exhibit and it will be appealing to everyone who likes rock, country, folk and everything in between.

This new exhibit is called Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World.

“We designed the exhibit so it would be appealing to people regardless of their age and regardless of whether they play the guitar or not, they’re going to come to the Museum of Idaho and they’re going to see instruments that they’re familiar with, from videos, from concerts, but they’re also going to see instruments that are ancient and sort of pre-dated the guitar” said Director of the National Guitar Museum HP Newquist.

The museum has the world’s biggest guitar which measures over 43 feet, plus over 70 individual guitars on display.

“People have asked me which one is my favorite, and the notion is that if the building were burning which guitar would I take with me and I’ve decided I’ll pretty much just stay in the building, I can’t make up my mind which one I would take with me” continued Newquist.

The exhibit will allow visitors the opportunity to experience the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar.

Everything from classical music to heavy metal is represented.

“There’s a reason that the guitar is the world’s most popular instrument, every year there are more than 3 million new guitars sold in America alone” said Newquist.
14 of the guitars at the museum are on loan from actual artists.

The exhibit at the Museum of Idaho will open to the public on June 14th.

The world’s biggest guitar was actually featured in the Guinness Book of World’s Record.
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