365 Things to Do in Memphis #171: See the Lanksy Guitar Collection

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 19th 2012 281 0

Elvis fans know Lansky Brothers as the shop that sold Elvis his distinct clothes, but there’s more to the 66 year-old shop than flashy man clothes. Assignment #171 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to check out Lansky’s signed guitar collection.

Signed guitars, Lanksy Bros., Memphis, Tenn.

The walls of the Lanksy Bros. store inside the Peabody Hotel are lined with 65 guitars that have been signed by musicians that have played in Memphis. They’ve got guitars signed by local legends like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkings B.B. King. They’ve also got ones signed by Kiss, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears and (my favorite), Meat Loaf.

Meat Loaf Guitar, Lansky Bros., Memphis, Tenn.

Fun fact: according to Vh1’s “Pop Up Video” (AKA the greatest show of all time), the name of Meat Loaf’s credit card is Meat Loaf.

If you can’t make it to the shop, you can check out the collection online. Here’s a cool moving panoramic view of the whole store. And if you’re planning on doing a little stalking while you’re there, here’s a list of celebrites that have been spotted in the shop.

Go there:

Lanksy Bros. at the Peabody Hotel

149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 529-9070

 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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