The Gibson Bus will be visiting the , 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah from 1-10 p.m. on May 23 and 24. As part of the celebration of Les Paul the legendary guitarist and inventor, the Museum will be open free of charge on those days so visitors to the bus can also see the Museum Exhibit “Les Paul in Mahwah: a Tribute.”
In addition, on those days visitors can sign up in the Museum to play one of Les Paul’s precious guitars for 30 minute slots by buying a ticket to the Museum’s . Playing times are first-come, first served and up to 5 players may be playing at the same time. Sign up on the night of the event or see what times are still available and sign up on the Museum website
The Gibson bus is used by prominent musicians to travel between venues. It contains two luxury lounges and two professional studios. Visitors to the bus can also play Gibson guitars such as the one made for Paul McCartney. There are many pieces of memorabilia including guitars, gold records and many other collectibles.
The Museum’s exhibit “Les Paul in Mahwah” has replicas of the studio and workshop in Les Paul’s Mahwah home where he lived for over 50 years. The exhibit also contains film clips, music and a display of unusual guitars. “New Jersey Fights in the Civil War”, an exhibit honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues at the Museum. Regular hours for the Museum are Wednesdays and weekends 1 to 5 p.m.
The above is a release from the Mahwah Museum.