Saturday, June 14, 2008

Especially for Jim (but you can read it too)—CONTEST CLOSED

More from the National Music Museum, located at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.

BB King's guitar named "Lucille."

Close-up of BB King's signature on his guitar.

The first Gibson guitar, built by Orville Gibson, 1902; patented in 1898.

Patented in 1926 by Jozef Dopyera of Slovakia.
This is one of the first Dobro guitars, with a resophonic steel body.

Guitar and banjo created by Elmer Stromberg. Guitar, 1940.
The large body amplified rhythm guitars in jazz bands.

This harp-guitar was made by the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co. in 1916.
I have no clue how to play it but I bet Jim could figure it out.

This Russian guitar was made in the late 1880s.
It's a 7 string guitar from the time of Tolstoy and Chekov.

Meet "Antoinelle" by Paul Gudeleski, 1996.

The Firebird VII, a top-of-the-line solid-body electric guitar by Gibson, 1965.

Front, bottom: The Chet Atkins CE, another solid-body electric guitar by Gibson, 1990. Painting is of the Ryman Auditorium.

Back, right: A double-necked electric guitar by Moseley, 1981.
Modified for Barbara Mandrell's 1981 tour.

And for your viewing pleasure, some miscellaneous guitars owned by famous people
(but we forgot to list who owned which ones. Sorry.)

Gibson solid body electric guitar sold for charity.
Signed by: Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings,
Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and others.

Another gimme: Does this post make Jim's fingers twitch? Post answer in comments. (Extended to June 15, at midnight.)

Now playing on my iPod: Girls with Guitars by Wynonna Judd
(the movie is lame but the song is good)


megan said...


Summer said...

Totally! Those are suh-weet!

Julie Ann said...


Sandra said...

of course it does.

Holly said...


Suan said...

i'd say most definately!

Tristi Pinkston said...

That metal guitar is definitely wild!