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.

1952 Gibson Les Paul

1952 Gibson Les Paul
The Les Paul is Gibson's most popular guitar over their long history and was essentially the company's answer to Leo Fender's massively successful Telecaster. The guitar itself is a solidbody single-cutaway featuring two P-90 single-coil pickups. This instrument was named after and endorsed by the popular and innovative guitarist Les Paul, who was probably the most well-known guitar player in the world at the time.

See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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