GUITARS-The Museum, a work in progress

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by GooCart, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Funkadelic

    Funkadelic Senior Member

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    I think he has a point with the whole "guitars are too high up" etc. But have you considered it could've been like this due to space limitations? Sure, it would've been nicer to hang 'em like paintings on a museum, with 10ft between each guitar so they would enjoy "3d space"... But it would have taken 10 times the space.

    But the most important thing: these guys deserve all the credit and respect for even allowing anyone to look at them (yeah, even at 10ft high) and enjoy their collection. After all, it's their joint and they can set it up however they feel like it, they're not a Government-funded museum we pay with our taxes and have the right to demand this or that. They're sharing their collection, probably one of the best in the world... so show some grattitude :)
     
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  2. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex Senior Member

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    I don't care how they display them - this is the coolest thing I've ever seen. . . .and that includes Norm's Rare Guitars and other holy places!
     
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    :hmm:.........now I know where you got the idea from Magnus. :)

    Very nice early '58. :wow: :wow: :wow: :thumb: :applause:

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    Haha, yes, you're absolutely right Rudi!
     
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    :hmm:....I have come to the conclusion that I would like to live in that Museum Magnus.

    I mean, I am sure the heating is fine in Winter, you have your own Beer, plenty of Guitars & Amps. Power points must be in every room? Plenty of room to make noise.

    What more could we want? :thumb: :D :wave:

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    Haha! You're absolutely right,
    what more cold one possibly want!
     
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  7. Funkadelic

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    Chicks.

    Unless a 1/4 jack is enough :) :cool:
     
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  8. RAG7890

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    :lol: :rofl:

    :hmm:..............Swedish chicks, that is a gvien. :D

    :cheers:
     
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  10. bigsnaketex

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    Maybe Tiger's Ex-Wife has more sisters!!
     
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    I just stumbled on this thread and I'm not sure how I've overlooked it.
    Wow!!!! It's giving me goosebumps. If nothing else I'd love to own a copy of the museum catalog you're preparing once it becomes available.
    Kudos to all of you involved in the project!!
     
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    Just an afterthought. As I've browsed this thread and looked at the various photos of the collection and the museum coming together, quite nicely too, I'm wondering if you've done or are planning to do any audio-visual interactive things with the displays.

    I think it'd be amazing for one to not only be able to view the guitars and amps but also to perhaps be able to push a button or two and be able to hear for example a 59 LP played through 59 Fender Bassman or an LP TV Special played through a vintage Marshall stack....maybe headphones so you can turn a dial and "crank it" or selector switches that will emulate switching the pickups to give an idea of the various tonal characteristics. Just some thoughts..damn- I want to be a curator at this place:D
     
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    Hey NashvilleCat,
    thanks for your kind words and the ideas. We are working on the interactive experience at the museum. Trying out different ways and methods, but the idea is in line with your thoughts.
     
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    I'd like to spend a night in the Blonde department, checking out which gal's gonna come home with me
     
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    I'm too lazy to read do not tell me where is this museum
     
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    Hey guys,
    it's been a while since the last update here. The museum is running great, there are three guided tours per day and till this day it's been around 15000 visitors.
    We have had some fun stuff going on, Fender gave us a number of Telecasters for us to customize with custom graphics, we had a really talented artist that did the graphics and than we had them up for sale. We have more of that kind in the making but more about that later:naughty:

    Marshall Amplification have been kind enough to give us the chance to create a Marshall Factory Line in the museum. We are aiming to highlight how a classic Marshall Bluesbreaker is constructed from wood to finished product, and give our guests the pleasure of playing it. Thank you Marshall Amplification!!

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    In a couple of weeks there will be a really cool guest exhibition by Pattie Boyd, I guess some of you know about her, it'll be really fun.

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    And since this is a Les Paul forum, here's another shot of the '60 'burst. The box on the left is full of vintage nerd stuff like original M69, pickguards and such.

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    Other than that it's just amazing to see the big public interest the museum have raised, both national and international.
     
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    must be one of the largest and most valuable vintage guitar collections in the world
     
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    The Marshall line is a GREAT IDEA and I think it's the coolest exhibit I've ever heard of!
     
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    I'm not sure when, but I'm going to make it there to visit one day. Fantastic job you guys are doing!
     
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