Smithsonian Lemelson Center

Smithsonian Lemelson Center

The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a generous gift from the Lemelson Foundation. Its collection documents the history of invention and technology.

The online catalog features a various guitars, from early 20th-century harp guitars to modern electric guitars.