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Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"

Manufactured by:
Gibson Guitar Corp., American, founded 1894  Search this
Owned by:
Chuck Berry, American, 1926 - 2017  Search this
Subject of:
Chess Records, American, founded 1950  Search this
Medium:
wood and metal
Dimensions:
41 x 17 x 4 in. (104.1 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
Type:
guitars
Date:
1959
Topic:
African American  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donation of Charles E. Berry
Object number:
2011.137.2
Restrictions & Rights:
1960 Gibson Guitar Corporation
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53975556d-6561-498b-9629-eb66bfc68861
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.137.2

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