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Famous instruments on display at National Music Museum

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Chet Atkins and Johnny Cash's guitars are part of the new exhibit at the National Music Museum. Chet Atkins and Johnny Cash's guitars are part of the new exhibit at the National Music Museum.

Six instruments owned and played by some of music's greatest legends will be on display this weekend. It's part of a new exhibit at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Instruments include, Elvis Presley's guitar damaged during a concert in 1977 when he threw it into the air and let it crash onto the stage.

A custom-made guitar for Johnny Cash.

An autographed electric guitar used by blues icon Muddy Waters.

An electric guitar once owned by country legend Chet Atkins, and played by Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart.

The Who bassist John Entwistle's bass guitar.

And singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's harmonica.

"We're happy to have a wonderful selection of things from the region, from the various ethnic groups that settled in the area, for example, from various performers who traveled through and played in the region," said Cleveland Johnson, National Music Museum Director.

Also on display, the King's Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The museum is having an open house Friday from 9-8 and Saturday from 9-5 with a Memphis- style barbecue.

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