Keith Richards’ guitar museum

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 April 2008

Keith Richards wants to open a guitar museum

Keith Richards wants to open a guitar museum.

The Rolling Stones guitarist has a collection of around 3,000 guitars and is considering showing them off to the public because he doesn’t have the time to play all of them.

The 64-year-old rocker said: “I’ve probably got too many. I have 3,000 guitars and only one pair of hands. It’s an incredible collection of beautiful instruments but I only play about ten of them, and guitars have to be played. Maybe I will give them away or make a museum."

Richards has also considered giving away some of his instruments as gifts, because a lot of his guitars were originally given to him as presents.

He added: “I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve that. I’ve been one of the biggest a**holes in the world!”

It seems Richards has already started reducing his collection, as he recently gave away one of his favourite instruments to legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, after Buddy joined The Stones onstage during the filming of Martin Scorsese’s recently released documentary ‘Shine a Light’.

Speaking at the time, Richards said: “That was straight off the top of my head, 'It's yours, baby.'

“With everything going on that night, with this movie, I thought, 'This is my respect to Buddy and to Muddy Waters and all the other guys who turned me on.”

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1. Gramuso13 May 2012, 8:40pm Report

Hi. Ive got a Fender Mary Kaye Cunetto signed by the following =
The artists who have signed the guitar include :
Kirk Hammett – Metallica, Jason Newstead – Metallica, Lars Ulrich – Metallica, Stephen Carpenter – The Deftones, Gavin Rossdale – Bush, Nigel Pulsford – Bush, George Thorogood, Andy Summers – The Police, Fieldy – Korn, Johnathan Davis – Korn, Head – Korn, Mark Tremonti – Creed/Alter Bridge, Kelly Gray–Queensryche, Michael Wilton – Queensryche, Tony Rombola -Godsmack , Steve Vai, Rex Brown – Pantera, Warren Zevon, Ace Frehley – Kiss, Slash – Guns ‘n Roses/Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell – Soundgarden/Audioslave, Johnny A, Pat Metheny, Joe Satriani, Buzz Feiten, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Chris Poland – Megadeth/Ohm
May be you could purchase this guitar for your museum or trade for one of yours ?? Cheers G.

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