For the last 12 years Joe Chambers, CEO and Founder of the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, has been working on a coffee table book that captures all the museum instruments and the stories behind them. It’s a unique, one of a kind masterpiece.
If you’re familiar with the Musicians Hall of Fame YouTube channel, you’ll know just what an incredible part of music history these instruments are.
Photographer Royce DeGrie says “both Joe and I are very proud of the end product. It’s not your typical museum book. It’s an oversize, large format book to display photos of beautiful instruments that we managed to get of all these instruments and the stories behind them”.
A Few Features of the Book:
- 1967 Fender Telecaster that belonged to Jimi Hendrix.
- Pete Townshend’s, Les Paul Deluxe that was used on the Quadrophenia Tour. There isn’t a mark on the guitar except for where the headstock and neck were broken while on tour
- Joe Osborn, one of the most famous bass players of pop/rock history and a part of The Wrecking Crew played this bass guitar on The Carpenters Records, The Mamas and the Papas, and Simon and Garfunkel. When Joe moved to Nashville in the 70’s, he played it on many hit records including The Gambler by Kenny Rogers.
- Duane Eddy’s Gibson Signature Guitar.
All instruments in the book at one time have been on display at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN. Instruments in the book are not guitars only.