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Electric guitar (Dan Armstrong model)

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By the 1960s, industrial designers had begun to incorporate acrylic plastics into the production of not only furniture, but also mechanical objects. The material's transparent quality shed light on previously unseen inner workings, allowing them to be perceived as part of the overall aesthetic....

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By 1990, Gruhn Guitars, Nashville, Tennessee; May 1, 1990, sold by Gruhn Guitars to Michael Wright, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 2009, sold by Wright to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Kittredge Foundation, Michael and Lisa Kittredge, Trustees, 2009


Object Place

Linden, New Jersey, United States


Overall: 97.2 x 33 x 3.2cm (38 1/4 x 13 x 1 1/4in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plastic, maple, rosewood, ivory, steel, aluminum, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones