Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"

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Manufactured by
Gibson Guitar Corp., American, founded 1894
Owned by
Berry, Chuck, American, 1926 - 2017
Subject of
Chess Records, American, founded 1950
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
41 x 17 x 4 in. (104.1 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
Type
guitars
Date
1959
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.
Topic
African American
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
Rights
1960 Gibson Guitar Corporation
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture