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Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"

1959

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., United States

A Gibson ES-350T semi-acoustic guitar named Maybellene. The wood is light, and the tuning keys are damaged. A black and orange label with the serial number (A33643) and where the guitar was made (Kalamazoo, MI) can be seen through one of the F-holes. The case is treated canvas on wood with velvet lining.

Details

  • Title: Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"
  • Date Created: 1959
  • Physical Dimensions: 41 x 17 x 4 in. (104.1 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Rock and roll (Music)
  • Medium: wood and metal

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