Bristol, Tennessee: Building Shaped like a Guitar

The "Grand Guitar," built in 1983, once contained a music museum. Currently abandoned and deteriorating. New owner (2014) has vowed to restore it.
Address:
3245 W. State St., Bristol, TN
Directions:
East side of I-81 exit 74A at US Hwy 11W. Visible from freeway.
Hours:
Closed, private property.
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Guitar building from Virginia side. Building Shaped like a Guitar

The guitar is double-sided and can be seen From the Virginia side, similar to the view from RT 81/the Tennessee side.

[Babs, 07/13/2014]
Giant guitar. Building Shaped like a Guitar

In very rough shape, but still worth a stop to see this piece of Roadside History!

[Lindsey, 01/22/2014]
Giant guitar building. Giant Guitar

Located on I-81 North but easily visible from the rest stop on I-81 South, this guitar-shaped building is a sign for Grand Guitar. Best photo op is across the highway at the rest stop.

[Robin Groves, 05/26/2013]
Giant Guitar

The Guitar-shaped store used to be amazing, according to my road-trip buddy/fiance. While growing up in SW Virginia, they would often go to this place to check out instruments and other music paraphernalia. Now the store looks pretty sad, though - its strings are broken and hanging down to the ground and some of its windows are broken. Still, makes for a very cool place to strike your best air guitar pose.

[Laura, 12/06/2009]
Grand Guitar

The guitar building is still there. But, it looks like it has been closed for a long, long time. No museum, no radio station.

[anonymous, 05/04/2009]

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