TheMoMI.org -- Museum of Musical Instruments

   The following collection includes guitars from several romantic pioneers and radical trendsetters who influenced cultural and musical revolutions. Breaking the constraints of traditional European art, culture, and society, rebels such as Mark Twain, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, and Woody Guthrie helped define the spirit of the modern age. These revolutionaries often expressed their thought-provoking sentiments accompanied by the sounds of the guitar.







1835 Martin 2½-17
owned by Mark Twain


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c.1840 Martin Stauffer

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1895
Orville Gibson
Prototype


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1900 Washburn
"White Rose"
custom ordered by
Colonel John Hancock III


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1931
Nick Lucas
owned by
Carson Robison


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1936 Martin F-9
and 1938 D-45


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1939 Gibson ES-250 and
EH-150 amplifier


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1940 National
used by Memphis Minnie


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1941 Gibson SJ-200
owned by Stephen Stills


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1950 Epiphone
Emperor
Concert


1952 Stromberg
Master 400


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1953 D'Angelico
New Yorker,
Johnny Smith


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1959 Gibson J-200
owned by Eric Clapton


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1967 Gibson SJN
Country Western
used by Mick Jagger


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1984 D'Aquisto New Yorker
owned by Tony Mottola
used with Frank Sinatra


1999 Martin 000-18WG
Woody Guthrie Model