The world’s biggest display of vintage and contemporary guitars is about to open at major London department store, Harrods, this Thursday (February 1).
The collection features in excess of 150 guitars, including the Rickenbacker “Frying Pan”, the world’s first electric guitar from 1931. This will be the very first time this guitar has been seen outside the US.
Celebrated musicians whose guitars will be hanging from Harrods’ walls include Keith Richards, Neil Young, John Lee Hooker and Noel Gallagher.
Born To Rock will also feature a charity auction called “RockCouture” of 50 uniquely customised guitars donated to raise funds for charities such as Maggie’s Caring Centres, Amnesty International and Keep A Child Alive.
U2 frontman Bono, former member of Blur Graham Coxon and Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes have all made designer guitar donations.
“Born To Rock: The Life And Times of the Electric Guitar (1931-2007)” takes place at Harrods, from February 2 – March 3.
Admission to the public is free of charge.