Video Tour: 500 vintage instruments at Belmont’s Gallery of Iconic Guitars

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If you’re a music, fan you’ll get a thrill at the Gallery of Iconic Guitars on the campus of Belmont University. 

The fact that it’s called “The GI”  speaks to the significant history of these instruments. 

Imagine playing a 1939 Martin D-45 worth $350,000, a 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst Electric Guitar valued at $225,000, or a Lloyd Loar-signed mandolin from the 1920s!

The GIG is endowed by the estate of the late Steven Kern Shaw. Not only was he a collector, but he was also the grandson of Jerome Kern, the famous Broadway musical composer of classics like “Ol’ Man River” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

The Gallery of Iconic Guitars is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and free for children. 

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