On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Manufactured by
Gibson Guitar Corp., American, founded 1894
Owned by
Berry, Chuck, American, 1926 - 2017
Subject of
Chess Records, American, founded 1950
Date
1959
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
41 x 17 x 4 in. (104.1 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
Description
A Gibson ES-350T semi-acoustic guitar named Maybellene. The wood is light, and the tuning keys are damaged. A black and orange label with the serial number (A33643) and where the guitar was made (Kalamazoo, MI) can be seen through one of the F-holes. The case is treated canvas on wood with velvet lining.
Classification
Musical Instruments
Type
guitars
Topic
Musicians
Rock and roll (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donation of Charles E. Berry
Object number
2011.137.2
Restrictions & Rights
1960 Gibson Guitar Corporation
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53975556d-6561-498b-9629-eb66bfc68861
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