Musical Instrument Gallery Talk and Demonstration

Join Berklee College of Music faculty members Mimi Rabson and Norman Zocher for a look and a listen to three early electric instruments from the MFA’s collection. They will talk about the history, design, and repertoire for an electric violin made in 1936, a BD-model lap-steel guitar made  about 1950, and a “Frying Pan” lap steel from about 1940, all made by the Electro String Instrument Corporation of Los Angeles. One of the founders of this pioneering firm was Adolph Rickenbacker, whose name is still used for instruments produced by the company that succeeded it.

Gallery Talks

Genius of Rickenbacker: Early Electric Instruments

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Musical Instruments Gallery 103
Free with Admission - No Ticket Required
This event is free with cost of admission.
Event Type
Gallery Activities and Tours