Temporary Exhibitions - at ABBA The Museum

Temporary Exhibitions

An area of ABBA The Museum is specially reserved for temporary exhibitions. Themes for these temporary exhibits are wide ranging – with anything related to music and by extension ABBA naturally being of particular interest to us. A good example is our temporary exhibition Guitars Of The Stars (which opened on January 25. 2018). Here, we showcase a unique collection of signature guitars owned by the musician and producer Claes “Clabbe” af Geijerstam, who was ABBA’s on-tour sound technician in the 1970s. Ideas for new temporary exhibitions come in all the time – so follow us here and on social media to stay in the loop on our latest events.

The entry for Guitars Of The Stars is included in the ticket for ABBA The Museum.

Guitars Of The Stars

ABBA The Museum is proud to present a temporary exhibition featuring a unique collection of signature guitars! You don’t need to be a guitar nerd to appreciate the beauty of these spectacular instruments. The power of attraction of guitars lies in the stellar craftsmanship, design and sound. And when you add a backstory, that’s when things get really exciting. Experience a world unique collection of more than 50 world famous signature guitars like Eric Claptons “Blackie” or BB King’s “Lucille”. The exhibition Guitars Of The Stars will be available at ABBA The Museum during 2018 and the entry is included in the ticket for ABBA The Museum.

Eric Clapton's "Blackie"

Take Eric Clapton’s black Fender Stratocaster “Blackie” for example. This world-famous guitar is chipped, scratched and cigarette-burned from years of playing and touring. Here, you get to see an exact replica of “Blackie”, numbered, test played and signed by Clapton himself, and sold to a collector like Claes (aka Clabbe) af Geijerstam.

Don’t miss this unique, up close, opportunity to see an exclusive collection of 50 signature guitars, including the notorious “Blackie”.

What is a signature guitar?

A signature model of a guitar is an exact copy of an original, world-renowned instrument, which is handcrafted by the guitar maker’s special department, The Custom Shop. Made in a limited edition, the guitar is reliced or “aged” as an exact copy of the original. A small number of them are played and signed by the artists themselves, and are thereby “aged and signed”. Artists are always very honoured to have been selected and lend the original guitar to the guitar maker so that it can be copied down to tiniest detail.

An one-of-a-kind exhibition

Even if you already know everything there is to know about guitars, or simply love the design, colour and history of guitars without knowing a single cord, this is an exciting, one-of-a-kind exhibition, which will take you back to your fave live concert or your most-loved vinyl or CD. One thing’s for sure, whether aware of it or not, everyone has heard these guitars play sometime, somewhere…

New addition to our Guitars Of The Stars Exhibition

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We have a new addition to the “Guitars of the Stars” exhibition at ABBA The Museum! A Gibson Les Paul, just as legendary as its owner: Slash of Guns n’ Roses!

The original Les Paul model featured a Gold Top finish from its introduction in 1952 until it was given a new Sunburst design in 1958. This version made its debut at the July 1958 Music Industry Trade Show in Chicago as the Les Paul Standard. And although Slash uses his 1958 Les Paul Standard regularly, he didn’t know until a recent discovery that he’s been holding a key piece of guitar history. Shipping records confirmed that Slash’s guitar (serial number #8 3096) was actually sent to that historic 1958 Music Industry Trade Show as one of the first two Sunburst Les Pauls ever made!

Gibson set out to capture the unique vibe of this magical guitar in a special run of replicas in what has been perhaps the most painstaking guitar recreation project its Custom Shop has ever undertaken, given the extreme finish checking, wear and corrosion of the original, not to mention dimensions, colour and contruction. Claes af Geijerstam mangaged to get his hands on one of them, which is now hanging at ABBA The Museum, in the Slash section of the “Guitars of The Stars” exhibition, one of the most unique collection of signature guitars in Europe.

We have a new addition to the “Guitars of the Stars” exhibition at ABBA The Museum! A Gibson Les Paul, just as legendary as its owner: Slash of Guns n’ Roses!

The original Les Paul model featured a Gold Top finish from its introduction in 1952 until it was given a new Sunburst design in 1958.

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