Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume
Explore the exciting evolution of this signature rock 'n' roll instrument.
Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume presents 55 vintage, world-changing guitars from the 1770s to the present.
Instruments on display span the development of the guitar through the lives and accomplishments of innovators such as Orville Gibson, Leo Fender, and Les Paul, and the musicians who played them to fame such as Bo Diddley, Dave Davies of the Kinks, Eddie Van Halen, and Kurt Cobain.
Throughout 2017, MoPOP will be adding more than 25 iconic guitars from the permanent collection to the Guitar Gallery. These new instruments were used by some of the greatest musicians in popular music. Check back often to see axes once wielded by Jimi Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Carrie Brownstein, Bob Dylan, and many others.