Washburn Electric Guitar, played and broken by Paul Stanley of KISS

Washburn Electric Guitar, played and broken by Paul Stanley of KISS

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Black PS1800 Washburn guitar played and broken by Paul Stanley of KISS. Serial Number 09060807. The neck is separated from the body of the guitar and the strings are loose. The guitar is signed by Paul Stanley on the front and there are two other signatures on the back of the body. The guitar was smashed on stage during the finale of Voodoo Fest 2009. It was given to the KISS Army, a loyal fan group, who then donated it to the Museum to honor KISS and their accomplishments.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Washburn Company
place made
Physical Description
mother of pearl (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wire (overall material)
neck: 26 in x 4 3/4 in; 66.04 cm x 12.065 cm
neck with stings extended: 35 in x 4 3/4 in; 88.9 cm x 12.065 cm
body: 22 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in; 57.15 cm x 36.83 cm
neck: 26 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 66.3575 cm x 12.065 cm x 4.445 cm
body: 21 1/4 in x 16 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 53.975 cm x 41.91 cm x 6.0325 cm
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accession number
catalog number
serial number
Credit Line
Gift of Keith Leroux and J.C. Upshaw Downs
Rock and Roll
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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