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We can now see the Frankenstein guitar at of Eddie Van Halen; using modifications and its pickups resembling open wounds, it appears like guitar surgery gone bad. A small chunk using a little bit of wire protruding out of it, beneath glass, turns out for a bit of the Stratocaster which Jimi Hendrix played — and burned — in the Monterey Pop festival in 1967. A guitar possessed by Joe Strummer comes with a set list for a Clash show.
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to an overwhelming assortment of historical art objects, such as a mummy mask from 60 A.D., Greek bronzes in the 8th century B.C. and the first”Washington Crossing the Delaware” painting. Beginning April 8th, it will also welcome a different kind of antiques — from the guitar Chuck Berry utilized to record”Johnny B. Goode” into the knives Keith Emerson will stab into his Hammond organ during the crazier Emerson, Lake & Palmer days.
Five and a half years in the making,”Play It Loud” includes contributions from a broad selection of sources. Collectors donated A number of the pieces. Others come from home: Yoko Ono donated the 12-string Rickenbacker that John Lennon played on tour in 1964 and on the A Hard Day’s Night album, and Jake Clemons led the Selmer Mark VI sax his uncle Clarence used on”Thunder Road” and”Jungleland” and onstage with the E Street Band. A closer look reveals a loop so Clemons could hold the sax welded onto the horn in two regions.


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