Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Interested in Guitars, more than just playing the game Guitar Hero?
For a limited time, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new exhibition focusing on guitars. Many of you may think you know how to play a guitar from the Guitar Hero game, but do you know anything behind the history of it? Well, here is your chance!
Here is the excerpt from the museum...
New York City and nearby New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County have been home to a vibrant Italian American population since the late nineteenth century. Within this community, a remarkable tradition of lutherie (stringed-instrument making) has flourished. Italian American craftsmen have produced an enormous variety of musical instruments, from traditional European-style violins, mandolins, and guitars to newer American instruments such as archtop guitars and mandolins and even electric guitars. Since the 1930s, makers from this tradition in the New York region have become especially well known for their extraordinary archtop guitars. This exhibition examines the work of three remarkable craftsmen from this heritage—John D'Angelico, James D'Aquisto, and John Monteleone—their place in the extended context of Italian and Italian American instrument making, and the inspiration of the sights and sounds of New York City.
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