Starting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you!
The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This rockin’ exhibition explores all facets of the world’s favorite musical instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture to the science of creating sound with wood and steel.
You will experience the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains more than 60 instruments—ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative—along with engaging, entertaining and educational displays specific to the guitar, including historical artifacts, models, posters, video screens, interactives and kiosks. Hands-on scientific displays explore the way that sound is produced by a guitar and an amplifier and delve into the way the density of wood shapes and affects sound and music.
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World is an exciting and engaging exhibition that gives you the chance to interact with the guitar not only from the perspective of its history, evolution and design but through the music created with guitars and the technology that continues to enhance the instrument.
GUITAR is a touring exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum.