Grand Guitar Museum

3245 W State St, Bristol, Tennessee 37620 USA

Closed Now
Opens Sat 10a
  • Independent

Permanently Closed

This location is permanently closed.

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“70 feet long, three stories tall”

No Longer a museum this has been turned into a radio station. The guitar is still standing but in a state of disrepair “70 feet long, three stories tall, the guitar neck inlay and sound hole are windows. The Guitar Museum houses collection of rare and unusual instruments, including guitars, ukuleles, lap steels, resonator guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, auto harps, and violins. They range from primitive American handmade to exotic instruments from different countries. Understanding the region's musical heritage is an inside wall map indicating the birthplace of nationally known bluegrass performers from the area. There is also a section displaying clothing and various memorabilia from many of the country and bluegrass entertainers. The guitar shaped building is proudly endorse by the C.F. Martin logo - makers of the world's finest acoustic guitars, their logo proudly marks the headstock of the Grand Guitar.”

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Reviewed by
hilaryblaker

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
November 16, 2020
Rated 1.0

Update: this place was demolished, sadly. We tried to visit today but it’s no longer there.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/heraldcourier.com/news/landmark-grand-guitar-building-demolished/article_f4af6272-243d-57ad-a049-9d7fbaa7e081.amp.html

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Reviewed by
bonavitam77

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 30, 2019

It’s gone! Don’t waste your time.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
RoxieJeeps

  • 19 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
August 20, 2014
Rated 2.0

It looks pretty scary. I don't think it's in use anymore. Watch out for sink holes in the parking lot!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kate.Neurohr

  • 10 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 14, 2014

it's all closed up and run down but was still a cool place to take a picture.

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Reviewed by
torizbinden

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 17, 2014

It's not a museum any more that museum has been closed for 10 years. It is a radio station now. Stopped here and they were broadcasting still was a fun photo opp! It is also kinda sketchy.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
maryb77

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 19, 2021

This was torn down in 2019

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Reviewed by
indy_miami

  • 28 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
June 12, 2019
Rated 2.0

Completely closed and sort of falling apart but not too far out of our way and was a fun little photo op.

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Reviewed by
thomashenriquez

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
February 16, 2019
Rated 3.0

Great photo op but thia place is closed, I walk around the area so there's nothing special but that guitar design was worth a quick stop

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Reviewed by
ellelatricia

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 21, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great little photo op. Room to pull off the road.

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Reviewed by
Lsdlmf

  • 13 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 26, 2016
Rated 4.0

This was really cool! Perfect for a quick road trip photo!

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Grand Guitar Museum

3245 W State St
Bristol, Tennessee
37620 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun, Mon, Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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