For those who like to rock...
Three iconic instruments line up neck and neck in a new Linney Create display.
We’re celebrating the classic curves and accentuated angles of iconic guitars with our latest Linney Create exhibit.
On display there’s a 2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard in cherry sunburst. This now legendary design, with its hourglass body and single cutaway, was considered a failure on its initial release. Hard to imagine now, given its heritage on tracks such as Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Need Your Love So Bad’, Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin.
There’s also a beautiful three-colour sunburst 2017 Fender Road House Stratocaster. No guitar has influenced the design of an instrument more than the Strat, and you can hear it at its finest on timeless tracks like Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Voodoo Chile’ by Jimi Hendrix.
Like your rock with more edge (or a little more of The Edge)? The last of our axe assembly is a 2016 Gibson Explorer T – a design popular with U2 (see ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’) Metallica (check out ‘Enter Sandman’), Foo Fighters (try ‘Learn to Fly’) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (‘Free Bird’).
Another design unsuccessful at launch, it’s today one of the world’s most valuable production guitars. It just goes to show: some designs may not be instant hits but, given time, they – like the tracks they make so unique and unforgettable – are destined to become timeless.