From Hendrix’s Woodstock Strat to Kurt Cobain’s Jaguar, the EMP Museum houses some of the most iconic and rare vintage guitars in the world.
1935 Experimental Gibson Electric Guitar
This one-of-a-kind instrument is the earliest example of a Gibson electric guitar. The company was impressed by the success that other manufacturers were experiencing with electric guitars and contacted prominent steel guitar player Alvino Ray. The result is the guitar pictured here. Essentially, this is a prototype that never made it into Gibson's full production line.