This special exhibit, featuring dozens of historic electric guitars and, explores Wichita’s connection to the most popular musical instrument of our time. The Museum has researched this subject since 2002, producing several well-received exhibits, revealing Wichita’s unique place in the instrument’s history. Visitors will also see the electric guitars from the Museum’s collection that belonged to some of Wichita’s noteworthy players.
The Museum thanks exhibit sponsors:
David & Barbara Rolph
Ron & Lee Starkel
And collectors who have loaned instruments for exhibition.
Find out more–
Hear about the debut of the electric guitar here: https://www.humanitieskansas.org/get-involved/kansas-stories/places/hotline-the-history-of-the-electric-guitar
Read about the origins of the electric guitar here: https://archive.org/details/electricguitarfinalNov2019