The Instrument That Rocked the World

Balboa Park's Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is hosting the "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World" exhibit. We got an up close look.

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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is currently hosting the "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World" exhibit.
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The Fleet Science Center is located inside of Balboa Park.
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The exhibit will be running through Apr. 6, 2014.
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It features over 60 instruments, and nearly 100 historical artifacts.
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This see-through electric guitar was displayed to view the electronics within the guitar.
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There are several interactive exhibits within the center, on screens surrounding the room.
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This Gibson Firebird was owned by blues rock guitarist Johnny Winters, who had it customized with a neck from a Gibson SG.
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The Gibson Les Paul was introduced in the late '50s and caught on with the rock & roll crowd.
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Originally named the Broadcaster, before Gretsch sued him over the name, Leo Fender's Telecaster has become one of the world's most beloved electric guitars.
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The Fender Stratocaster was immediately favored by surf rock groups for it's springy sound.
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This see-through guitar by Dan Armstrong (and Ampeg), was used by Keith Richards, among others.
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Paul McCartney's prominent use of the Hofner Viola Bass in the Beatles, has made it forever known as "The Beatle Bass."
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The Fender Precision Bass offered bass players a chance to be heard through the mix onstage, with electric guitars and amplifiers.
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Amplifiers are a large part of what makes electric guitars sound so good.
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This Silvertone guitar came with a case that had an amplifier built into it.
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The guitar on the left was made entirely with a 3-D printer.
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We get an inside look at the acoustic guitar.
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Effects pedals are sometimes a crucial component of an electric guitarist's sound.
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The exhibit also featured wall art depicting some of rock & roll's most well-known guitarists.
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