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