The myth of the electric guitar

Oval room west

14 January 2015 to 12 April 2015

The exhibition The myth of the electric guitar will show electric guitars that belonged to famous guitarists. The guitars are assembled by collector Luc Henzig, from Luxembourg. Henzig, who collected more than 600 guitars, makes 50 guitars available to the Groninger Museum for this exhibition. Electric guitars that were used by for example Mick Taylor (e.g. Rolling Stones) and Noel Gallagher (Oasis) are on display. The guitars are accompanied by seven large paintings, made by the German portraitist and expert on rock music Oliver Jordan. This combination will result in an emotional Rock ‘n Roll story. Along with the exhibition a book is published containing conversations with Luc Henzig and Oliver Jordan.

Listen to the sound of the guitars
Film and sound clips featuring the exhibited guitars in action are available via the Tapart app. This app is freely downloadable from the App Store and the Google Play Store. Free Wi-Fi is accessible via ‚gasten‘. If you don‘t have a compatible mobile or tablet at your disposal, please visit our information desk for a rental tablet. Our free earphones are also available.

  • Gavtone, Custom made guitar for Steve Vai, 1986, © Luc Henzig collectie, foto: Erik & Petra Hesmerg