Guitar museum travels the US, searching for a home

Associated Press Modified: July 7, 2012 at 11:46 am •  Published: July 7, 2012
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like a rolling stone, a traveling guitar museum is searching for a home.

The National Guitar Museum features ancient stringed instruments from Persia, the first electric guitar, and ultra-modern experiments that would be at home in a sci-fi movie. But the recession of recent years hasn't been kind to museums and nonprofits, so the founders decided to go on tour before putting down roots.

The exhibit is scheduled to travel to Virginia, Massachusetts, Idaho and New Jersey over the next three years, and has already been seen in Connecticut, Orlando and Louisville. It's currently in Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Science Center.

The exhibit features a 40-foot version of the famous Gibson Flying V and dozens of other instruments.