Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"

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Description
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.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donation of Charles E. Berry
Restrictions & Rights
1960 Gibson Guitar Corporation
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
1959
Object number
2011.137.2
Manufactured by
Gibson Guitar Corp., American, founded 1894
Owned by
Chuck Berry, American, 1926 - 2017
Subject of
Chess Records, American, founded 1950
Topic
African American
Musicians
Rock and roll (Music)
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
41 x 17 x 4 in. (104.1 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
guitars