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Road Map to Nashville Country and Bluegrass

The Gear That Made the Nashville Sound

From singing cowboys and bluegrass pioneers to chicken pickin' session pros and modern country superstars, it all happens in America's Music City. A walk through Nashville is like a walk through the history of country music, with landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, and even the world headquarters and main factory of the Gibson Guitar Corporation.

The sound of Nashville has continued to evolve over the years, incorporating new recording techniques and music technologies. Some things, however, will never change: the Telecaster is still a go-to solidbody, Gibson acoustics still grace countless stages, and a well-placed banjo or mandolin solo can still liven up any session. Return to the Map.