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GALLERY: Guitar Heroes - Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York

Guitars from D’Angelico, D’Aquisto, Monteleone, and Italian craftsmen featured in The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Guitar Heroes Exhibit. Photos courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Stringed Instrument, circa 1420
One of the oldest pieces in the exhibit is this 5-string instrument from Northern Italy. It is intricately carved from a slab of wood and features a large rosette that is believed to be original.