World’s largest guitar goes on display in America

World’s largest guitar goes on display in America


There she is, the world’s largest playable
guitar, and you don’t need the skills of Jimi Hendrix to give it a strum. The 43-foot-long Gibson is on display at a
new exhibition all about guitars on at the moment at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey
city. Harvey Newquist from the National Guitar Museum
is the organiser. It was built by a science academy in Houston,
Texas about ten years ago as a project to teach construction engineering and physics
to students and it took them almost a year to build it and right after they built it the Guinness
Book of Records certified it as the world’s largest playable guitar. And we do specify that it’s playable. It’s
not just a sign. It’s not a picture. It can actually be strummed. It doesn’t sound necessarily
the sweetest of all guitars but it can be played. The guitar is 16 feet wide and weighs a massive
2,255 pounds, over a thousand kilos and more than 150 stones. It’s not the only interesting guitar on display
at this travelling exhibition. This one’s partly made up of the ivory from
a woolly mammoth.

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