Jimmy Page's "Stairway to Heaven" Guitar is Now on Display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The guitars are part of the museum's current 'Play it Loud' exhibition.
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Back in November, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced that it would be presenting an exhibit called Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll from April to October 2019.

Two of the more than 130 instruments that the museum will exhibit, as it turns out, are the acoustic guitar with which Jimmy Page recorded "Stairway to Heaven," and his famous Danelectro 3021. The exhibit also includes a number of Page's Marshall amplifiers.

You can watch Page discuss the instruments in the clip, courtesy of AP, above.

Curated from 70 private and public collections in the U.S. and U.K., the exhibit will feature instruments that were used by artists including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Metallica, the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Steve Miller, Elvis Presley and St. Vincent, and iconic guitars like Eric Clapton’s “Blackie,” Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein” and Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf.” It was opened to the public on April 8, and will be open until October 1. 

Speaking of Eddie Van Halen, another one of the museum's prominent exhibits is one that showcases his entire 1978 live rig. To get a preview of that particular part of the exhibit, step right this way.