Proud to safeguard one of the world’s largest and valuable guitar collections

Artglass™ by GroGlass® is glad to invite you to visit the experience-based, interactive exhibition of electric guitars, basses, amps and music accessories at “GUITARS- The Museum” in downtown of Umeå, the university town in Sweden. Umeå brothers Samuel and Michael Åhdén for years own one of the world’s largest private collections of guitars and now the whole world has a chance to see it! Four floors of an old school building have been transferred into a bar/restaurant and music venue, a music equipment store, a record store and, on the top floor, the guitar museum.The museum houses about 500 exhibits altogether, some of which are valued at more than a 100 000 EUR per piece. The collection of electric guitars and basses includes a Gibson Les Paul Sunburst and Switchmaster, a 1950 Fender Broadcaster (similar previously owned by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour), a 1954 Fender Stratocaster and two Gibson Flying Vs. Umeå brothers have been collecting guitars for over forty years.Alongside the exhibition the visitors have an opportunity to enjoy lectures, temporary exhibitions and presentations of new developments. In addition, some of the world’s most prominent musicians and pop stars have planned to visit the museum during the year and hold open guitar lessons. GroGlass® is proud to safeguard this highly valuable and precious world-class guitar collection and bring it as close as possible to the visitors. It is an honour to protect and display instruments that are one of a few all around the world. Umeå has been selected also as the European Cultural Capital for 2014 so don’t miss an opportunity to extend your horizons and enrich understanding of other cultures and visit Umeå in 2014!