The "Play it Loud" exhibit at The Met

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  1. crisscrosscrash

    crisscrosscrash Tele-Meister

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    Was in NYC last weekend and checked out the "Play it Loud" exhibit at The Met, which was really a lot of fun to see as both a player and a builder -- a chance to see a whole slew of historic guitars up close. I took some pics to share -- but if you are in NYC between now and Fall, it's worth checking out for sure...

    The first Tele! I've seen photos, but seeing it in person was pretty revelatory!
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    This Bigsby prototype too!
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    And then a whole bunch of guitars historic for who/where they were played rather than the build specifically... But really fun to see them up close, flaws and all! Oh and check out the action on the SRV strat -- I'd heard he had it high, but whoa.

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    This monster, of course...
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    Perhaps the most famous LP of all:
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    Can you name the owners of these two Teles?
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    they even had Clapton's Cream-era SG:
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    And all that is left of Hendrix' Monterey Pop strat. I think it could be salvaged.
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    Anyhow, thought fellow builders would appreciate seeing these - but go to the show if you are in NYC, there's a ton more.
     
  2. bender66

    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    As others have mentioned I'm not so sure on some of these.

    Where is the Vibrola tailpiece frame on the Clapton SG? As far as I've seen it was still on there when Rundgren owned it.

    I don't think I've seen a picture of Prince playing that type of Hohner ever. It looks new too. Prince's guits were pretty beat up & customized.
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    None of this would stop me from seeing this exhibit though. Guitars are works of art that I would surely make the trek for.
     
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  3. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks so much for sharing these pics. They're great! Whose Esquire is that?
     
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    Awesome. Thx for the fantastic closeups
     
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    Jeff Beck's.
    But whose is that most famous Les Paul?
    I assumed that title belonged to Peter Green's.
     
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    Thanks! I thought it was Jeff Beck's, given the contour on top, but for some reason I had in mind a Tele.
     
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    Oooh, you may be right @theproffesor.
    I saw that forearm cut and didn't look any farther.
     
  8. crisscrosscrash

    crisscrosscrash Tele-Meister

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    The LP is Page's "#1" - I guess "most famous" is subjective!



    I believe Rundgren had it removed and put in the stop tail....



    The Prince Tele isn't the original one -- it's one of (many?) copies he had made... it doesn't have the built in wireless, etc. And it doesn't have the same leopard guard as the more photographed one..
     
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    I think it’s Seymour Duncan’s...
     
  10. zippofan

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    I'm pretty sure Todd had the stop bar installed on the Fool SG when he had it restored and took it on tour with Utopia for Swing to the Right. I went to some shows but that was in 1982...

    After auctioning it off he had a replica made.
     
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