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The American Guitar Museum

The American Guitar Museum, on New Hyde Park

The American Guitar Museum, on New Hyde Park Road in New Hyde Park, has a well-rounded collection of fretted instruments and provides guitar repair services as well as guitar lessons. (Feb. 10, 2011) Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

The American Guitar Museum, owned by New Hyde Park-native Chris Ambadjes, has nearly every type of fretted instrument, from an 1830 La Cote Classical Guitar to a 1959 Gibson Les Paul -- and those are just the American ones.

The American Guitar Museum's collection includes acoustic guitars,
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The American Guitar Museum's collection includes acoustic guitars, electric guitars and mandolins. (Feb. 10, 2011)

The American Guitar Museum has display cases filled
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The American Guitar Museum has display cases filled with memoribilia such as nastalgic guitar picks and miniature renderings of historic string instruments. (Feb. 10, 2011)

The American Guitar Museum's owner, Chris Ambadjes was
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The American Guitar Museum's owner, Chris Ambadjes was friends with guitar legend Les Paul. Paul donated much of the museum's inventory, not only guitars, but this mixer. (Feb. 10, 2011)

The American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park
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The American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park has guitars from various generations and displays them in the living room of a 1920 farmhouse. (Feb. 10, 2011)

This is the recording and mixing technology that
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This is the recording and mixing technology that was used by guitar legend Les Paul. As a friend of Chris Ambadjes, owner of the American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park, Paul donated much of his equipment to the museum. (Feb. 10, 2011)

This 1932 Jazz Eukelalie was made by John
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This 1932 Jazz Eukelalie was made by John D'Angelico, a popular American guitar and mandolin maker. It was his first "blonde" and the only ukulele he is believed to have made. It is featured at the American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park and owner Chris Ambadjes said collectors from all over the world come in to see it. (Feb. 10, 2011)

This guitar in the shape of the United
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This guitar in the shape of the United States, at the American Guitar Museum, was made by Gibson, a leading company. (Feb. 10, 2011)

The American Guitar Museum's owner, Chris Ambadjes, poses
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The American Guitar Museum's owner, Chris Ambadjes, poses with a 1922 Gibson Style O Artist guitar, which he said he believes is the most beautiful guitar in the New Hyde Park museum's collection. (Feb. 10, 2011)

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This pick-up winding machine was used to produce
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This pick-up winding machine was used to produce strings for fretted instruments back when Les Paul released electronics for guitars. The technology lead to the electric guitar. (Feb. 10, 2011)

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