The Child is the Curriculum
Guitar | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1800 Italian (Naples) Guitar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - This guitar is an exquisite-looking piece! It's been decorated with ivory and ebony and it has a fingerboard made with tortoiseshell - an expensive piece indeed. Click the pin to access more images - you have to see the back of this thing!
Pete Townshend is so indelibly linked to Gibsons from The Who's golden age of Tommy through Who's Next that it's easy to overlook his lifelong preference for Fender Stratocasters. Unlike his contemporaries like Clapton, Beck, and Page, Townshend didn't like the fuzzy, compressed, sustaining tone best suited for soloing - he wanted the electric guitar to closely resemble the acoustic guitar's wider dynamic range to keep up with Moon and Entwistle's extreme dynamic shifts - which of course became