Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World, will be at the Science Museum of Virginia from Saturday, October 13, 2012 through Friday, January 4, 2013.This interactive exhibit "explores all facets of the world's most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past 400 years to the science of creating sound with wood and steel."  In honor of the guitar, which "is the single most enduring icon in American history," I share photos of the instrument at home. 

"The architects extended the language of the glass and steel windows to the master bedroom. [Emily] Robison's studio, home to her instruments (and Grammy awards), was originally the nursery. The glass wall made it easy for her to keep 
a maternal eye on her infant twins."
San Antonio, Texas loft (formerly a candy factory) 
owned by Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks.
Interior design by Joel Mozersky.
Architecture by Jim Poteet of Poteet Architecture 
and Patrick Ousey of FAB Architecture LLC.
Photography by Colleen Duffley.
"Dixie Chic" by Helen Thompson.
Metropolitan Home (November 2009).

"Of course, no musician's home would be complete without a state-of-the-art recording studio. Lindsey's is located beneath the garage for soundproofing and boasts a soundboard so large it had to be lowered in with a crane. Since it is fully equipped with comfortable furniture, a bathroom, and a kitchenette, 'a few guys working full days have all they need so they never have to come into the main house,' [wife] Kristen says."
Los Angeles, California home of Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, 
wife Kristen Buckingham and their three children.
Interior design by Kristen Buckingham.
Photography by Simon Upton.
Elle Decor (March 2009).

Studio in 18th-century Paris carriage house owned by rock star Bryan Adams.
Interior design by Tristan Auer.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Styled by Carlos Mota.
"Bryan Adams's Paris Getaway" by Ian Phillips.
Elle Decor (April 2009).

"Adam Levine - of the band Maroon 5 and NBC's The Voice - with his vintage Gibson guitar in the living room of his Los Angeles home."
Interior design by Mark Haddawy.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Text by Finn-Olaf Jones.
Styled by Carlos Mosa.
Architectural Digest (March 2012).

"One end of the master bedroom includes a Wurlitzer baby grand piano, a custom-made ottoman, and a work on paper by Ed Ruscha."
Los Angeles, California home of Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine.
Interior design by Mark Haddawy.
Photography by Roger Davies
Text by Finn-Olaf Jones.
Styled by Carlos Mota.
Architectural Digest (March 2012).

Actor "Peter Fonda keeps his vintage Hawaiian steel guitar in the office. The lamp came from Tatoosh, the boat he once lived on [sic]. On the desk is a black-and-white still of his father, actor Henry Fonda, from the 1957 movie The Tin Star. The painting, Iris, is by Rosalyn Mina."
Peter and Becky Fonda's 1934 log cabin in Paradise Valley, Montana.
Text by Peter Haldeman.
Photography by David O. Marlow.

"The Elvis room features memorabilia ranging from the 1956 guitar Presley played in the film Jailhouse Rock to his 1970s flame and planet suits. At center is the jacket he wore for his first television appearance, on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show
The gold records are from 1956."
Northern California home of collectors John and Heather Mozart.
Interior design by Craig Wright.
Photography by David O. Marlow.
Text by Patricia Leigh Brown.
Architectural Digest (December 2002).

"In a small music room, the Bedford desk and Kilim benches are by Pottery Barn, and the guitar is a 2008 reissued Gibson Les Paul."
Hollywood, California estate of singer Sheryl Crow.
Interior design by Sheryl Crow.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Text by Mayer Rus.
"Good Vibrations" produced by Robert Rufino.
Architectural Digest (March 2011).

"An award signifying the double-platinum status of [John] Mayer's album Continuum is displayed in his office; the chairs and table are by Armani Casa."
Manhattan apartment of singer-songwriter John Mayer.
Interior design by Armani/Casa Design Team.
Photography by Simon Upton.
Text by Kathleen Hackett.
"The Perfect Fit" produced by Anita Sarsidi.
Elle Decor (September 2009).

"Songwriter Matthew Gerrard's guitar collection lines the wall on the way to his home office."
Pacific Palisades home of songwriter Matthew Gerrard.
Interior design by Jeff Andrews.
Photography by Grey Crawford.
Written by Lisa Cregan.
"Sweet Harmony" produced by Jenny Bradley.
Traditional Home (May 2012).


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