The guitar that appears in this famous photograph of Joyce is currently being restored by Luthier Gary Southwell. Once owned by the National Museum of Ireland, Joyce’s guitar has been residing at the museum in the Joyce Tower in Sandycove Co., Dublin since 1966. The guitar hasn’t been playable for many years, but, with Southwell’s help, will be in good enough condition to be played in several concerts. The proceeds from the concernts will help fund the instrument’s restoration. More information on the motivation behind these efforts and a video of Southwell’s process are available here.
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