Musical Instrument Museum Part II

A few more photos to share with you from our day at the Musical Instrument Museum. Appropriately, the museum begins its presentation with guitar.

A number of contemporary electric guitars, including the Fender Stratocaster, were on display:

Also on display were instruments used by famous players. Brownie, used extensively by Eric Clapton, and the piano used by John Lennon to write Imagine:

And a few additional random images. I took hundreds of shots in the museum, far too many to post. But suffice it to say that if you are ever in the area, this is one museum that you should see.

2 replies
  1. Greg Greaves
    Greg Greaves says:

    When I saw the name of the jpeg “20100831_mim_012”, I thought it was a “made in mexico” strat (mim is what you see all over craigslist). I’m thinking now “mim” probably means Musical Instrument Museum.

    • Richard Cleaver
      Richard Cleaver says:

      Hi Greg,

      When I do “serious” photography, I use the following naming convention:


      Year, month, date, description — which is usually location, frame number and the extension. The .NEF comes off the camera, I archive using .DNG and, for the web shots, I make a .JPG.

      “mim” did refer to Musical Information Museum but, as you say, MIM can also mean “Made in Mexico” to a guitar player 🙂


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