Exhibition Guitar ON/OFF

20.09.2016 to 27.11.2016
  • Guitar On/Off

The exhibition has already been held at the Museum of Music in Paris and will be travelling to Denmark after its run in Barcelona.

The Museu de la Música in Barcelona presents the exhibition “Guitar ON/OFF”, which can be seen from 20th September to 27th November 2016 in the outdoor space of L’Auditori. The exhibition consists on a giant guitar measuring 20 meters in length, the result of an international collaboration between the Museum of Music in Paris, the Museu de la Música in Barcelona and Ragnarock – the Museum of Pop, Rock and Youth Culture in Roskilde, Denmark.

The exhibition offers visitors a collective multimedia experience that allows them to (re)discover the most popular and universal of instruments. This immersive space is dedicated to live music and the history of the guitar. They can go inside the enormous instrument, which comes to life when someone strums its strings, while the neck of the guitar displays 3D images and reveals secrets about iconic guitars.

Once inside the guitar, you can interact with its five different modules. In the On stage space, visitors have the chance to go up on a small stage to “play” certain passages with an air guitar. An interactive screen allows visitors to discover the history and the social role of this instrument throughout the centuries. Additionally, by means of large-format audiovisual projections, visitors can enjoy guitar performances from different eras and in different styles.

“Guitar ON/OFF” also includes a touchscreen that gives visitors a detailed overview of five guitars from the Museum of Music in Paris, through the use of 3D digital images, as well as access to a selection of the most important guitars in the three museums participating in the project. Visitors can also listen to different sound recordings and find out technical information about the instruments. Thanks to the collaboration with the company Woodbrass visitors can enjoy four freely accessible electric guitars.

Philarmonie, Museum RagnaRock, Musem of Music from Barcelona

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Llantera de l'Auditori


According to L’Auditori concert’s season, the exhibition will remain opened until the beginning of the concerts.