American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection

“The exhibit, titled “American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection,” opens Friday and will be open…January 15, 2016 – July 10, 2016.  With 75 guitars from the 1930s to 1980s, it will be the largest collection of stringed instruments ever displayed by the museum.   The guitars were collected by Randy Bachman, of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, who acquired more than three hundred historic and rare Gretsch guitars in the 1970s and 1980s.  His collection was purchased in 2008 by the Gretsch Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Gretsch Family.”

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