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Museum hosts traveling exhibit on guitars

October 3, 2017
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West Michigan residents can rock out with the National Guitar Museum while its traveling exhibit visits the region.

“Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is open at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

The exhibit is broken into three parts: the science of sound; the evolution, engineering and design of the guitar; and the instrument's cultural impact.

The exhibit features more than 70 guitars and interactive displays. It also houses the world's largest playable guitar, as certified by Guinness World Records.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Director Bill McElhone told the Kalamazoo Gazette the city has a special passion for music, particularly the guitar, because of its history as the birthplace of Gibson guitars.

The free exhibit will run through Jan. 7.

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