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: Gallery of Iconic Guitars

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small free guitar museum

Part of a personal collection on display in the library. Awesome guitars, and mandolins with a very... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Kym W
Chicago, Illinois
Very Cool for the Music Enthusiast

My boyfriend is a local musician back home and he absolutely loved the exhibit. I’m a history buff... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Sikeston, Missouri
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1907 Belmont Blvd, Located in Lila D. Bunch Library at Belmont University, Nashville, TN 37212-3808
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place in the Belmont library with my fiancée and her brother. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. I really enjoyed being allowed to play a 1933 Gibson — truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

Part of a personal collection on display in the library. Awesome guitars, and mandolins with a very personal experience as we were the only people there. Worth a stop for a free visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kym W
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem this is. Located in the library at Belmont University, you won’t find a more pleasurable, unique collection of historic guitars & mandolins than the Shaw Collection. Exhibits include the iconic 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard and a 1939 Martin D-45, one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robsski
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend is a local musician back home and he absolutely loved the exhibit. I’m a history buff and loved being able to see how the instrument has evolved over time and artifacts from the 1880s. It was well worth the $5. It’s not very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 816laurent
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Interesting collection of various stringed instruments. Moreso for husband who is guitarist. Entrance was only $5. Took about half an hour thoroughly looking at each instrument.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Luv2trvlafar
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Little hidden gem in Nashville - Belmont U library houses a lovely little collection of guitars and other instruments. Nice spot to learn about guitars and see some relics!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Incredible story behind this multi-million dollar collection of guitars. If you play guitar or you don't, you will appreciate this room full of history. Be sure to listen to the story and enjoy the incredible guitars you can look at and the ones you can...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Located on the grounds of Belmont and within the Lila D. Bunch University is the Gallery of Iconic Guitars, so it's not a self standing building but a space within the library. Now, I'm not a huge fan but if you are in-store for a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 8ric
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a new museum of Iconic Guitars at the Belmont University Library (May 2017) . If you love Martins, Fenders, Gibsons guitars, acoustic guitars and mandolin, this is the place for you. We were at the Belmont University for business and heard about this...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Carol D
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James O
12 January 2018|
Response from 8ric | Reviewed this property |
All of the above, they do have some famous artists and then also rare guitars. It's a very nice display area and they have an attendant that is well informed on the history of the pieces.