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« on: February 17, 2017, 05:03:04 PM »

Was in Phoenix for the last couple weeks and took a day to go to the Musical Instrument Museum. They have a special event going on with inlayed guitars that is quite interesting. The museum itself is much bigger than I would have imagined, large room's for continents with exhibits for each country. They provide you with a headset and each country has a tv screen that when you step in front of it you can see and hear the instruments on display being played by the local people of that country.  Many of the instruments in the displays are the same but the styles of music are quite different. Highly recommend going if you are in the area. Just don't expect to come across a Larrivee 😁.  Here's a couple photos I took with my phone, most of the ones I took didn't come out as nice as I had hoped.







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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 05:19:46 PM »

Looks like a worthwhile destination.  The only instrument museum I've been to has been in Paris, France.

Is that first pic a Harvey Leach?

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 07:09:56 PM »

Yes, the Leach Edo guitar made just for this exhibit, here is a link to a little info.  http://www.harveyleachinlays.com/edo-guitar.html
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 07:45:32 PM »

Yes, the Leach Edo guitar made just for this exhibit, here is a link to a little info.  http://www.harveyleachinlays.com/edo-guitar.html
I changed the photos to a higher resolution, just tap them to enlarge.
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He does great stuff.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 08:54:11 PM »

Thanks. Never heard of it.
Looks very interesting.
I'll check it out next time I'm in the area.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 12:28:35 AM »

Thanks. Never heard of it.
Looks very interesting.
I'll check it out next time I'm in the area.
Mark, it's just off the 101, it was less than 3 miles from my daughters house. Spent about 3 hours there and didn't see everything. My daughter told me about it so my wife and I took her and her husband there, it really wasn't his cup of tea but he did enjoy the performing artist exhibit which included Elvis stuff along with others. His mother has a clock made out of an old Elvis record and he grew up listening as she was a big fan. Luckily they have a nice cafe with outdoor seating so he could warm up from the air conditioning. 🙄anything below 72 and they need another layer of clothing.


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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 03:59:31 AM »

It's about 10 min from my house and I was there a few years ago. Incredible collection of historically significant guitars. Really too much for me to remember from only one visit. I do remember guitars that had been owned by Johnny Cash, Denver, Clapton, Dylan, Vai, etc etc where I either recognized the specific guitar by looking at it, or was familiar with the album or tour that they used it on. The friend I went with must and been annoyed because every 2min I was saying to her, "Omigod! That's the guitar so and so played back when he such and such."

Unreal seeing many of those in person because I'd pondered about some of those guitars while listening to the music. I found myself trying to get a look at the action, etc.  
I should really go back.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 07:35:56 PM »





WOW!  I absolutely love that. Now I want one.  lol
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 06:11:26 AM »

A Larry Robinson inlay on a Kevin Ryan guitar



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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 04:36:55 AM »

I have to visit PHX often for work - had no idea this museum even existed (probably because I spend FAR too much time at the Zia's record exchange stores!).  I will make it part of my next visit if possible.  Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 01:28:36 AM »

Phoenix Metro is a shockingly large and spread out place.

The MIM is way up north, somewhat more than an hour drive from my place.  They often have concerts as well, but don't advertise them that well.

The other place to visit while in town is Acoustic Vibes in Tempe  (crazy high end guitar shop)
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 11:02:03 AM »

The back of the Ryan, although very well done, is kind of hideous, in my humble opinion.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 02:21:09 AM »

The back of the Ryan, although very well done, is kind of hideous, in my humble opinion.

I believe the pattern for that one is right out of the illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels, originally crafted in the middle ages.

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/lindisfarne/accessible/pages9and10.html

Here's a bigger version of it: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/lindisfarne/accessible/images/page10full.jpg
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 03:40:55 AM »

The back of the Ryan, although very well done, is kind of hideous, in my humble opinion.

The wood chosen for it is outstanding though. 
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