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From Frying Pans To Fenders: The Birth Of The Electric Guitar

April 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join The Durham Museum via Zoom for a tour of our current traveling exhibition, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, featuring special guest HP Newquist from The National GUITAR Museum. Newquist will talk about the creation of the electric guitar, using instruments from the collection to show how music changed from acoustic to electric—and from quiet to loud. You’ll learn how the electric guitar was invented out of necessity—players couldn’t hear themselves—and discover how it evolved from a small metal “frying pan” to become the loudest and most recognizable instrument in the world.

An award-winning author, documentary director, broadcast producer, and the former Editor-in-Chief of GUITAR Magazine, HP Newquist oversees the development of The National GUITAR Museum and also serves as its chief curator. His unique background and experience have led to the creation of an innovative museum and the successful exhibition, “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World.” on display now at The Durham Museum. During the course of his career, Newquist has worked with hundreds of guitarists, written more than twenty books that have been translated into dozens of languages, and worked on making advanced technology an everyday reality. His first novel, BEHEMOTH, is available now.

There is no cost to attend this virtual presentation, but registration is required. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to access the program. (Select the burgundy ticket icon to register. Please note: your online reservation is not complete until you’ve clicked the “Check Out” button.)

**Please note: This event occurs at 6:30PM CST**


April 6, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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