Recommended: Galleries of Guitars

Oldest stringed instrument- oud (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

Tim Van Schmidt | New SCENE


The touring exhibition of the National Guitar Museum, “Medieval to Metal, The Art & Evolution of the Guitar”, now showing at the Loveland Museum, is a huge opportunity for area guitar fans to get their fill. 

Colorado Custom- Cool amplifiers (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

Dozens of guitars are on display, augmented by color art, super informative placards as well as a gallery of black and white rock star photos – all with famous guitars in their hands. Even one of the most used “instruments” in the world – the “air guitar” – gets its due.

Colorado Custom- cigar box guitar (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

I was just delighted with seeing the artistry going into famous guitars like a Gibson Les Paul as well as finely crafted guitar precursors. 

Godwin Guitar Organ (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

Concurrently, the Green Room at the Loveland Museum is hosting “Colorado Custom”, a display honoring regional luthiers. Together, these exhibits just rock.

Air guitar gets its due (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

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Gibson SG signed by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

Tune in “Time Capsules by Tim Van Schmidt” on YouTube.

Gibson SG signed by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)
Gibson Les Paul ‘Recording’ (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)
South American charango- made with armadillo shell (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)
Great Guitars- ‘Medieval to Metal’ now at Loveland Museum (Photo by Tim Van Schmidt)

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