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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In the news: iconic Grand Guitar building is demolished

World's Largest Guitar - US11W view

Grand Guitar view from US Highway 11W

World's Largest Guitar - Interstate View

View from the rest area along Interstate 81

This had been several things over the years, but was vacant for many years. Most recently, it was Joe Merrell's Grand Guitar Museum and Gift Shop.

This spot is strategically placed where you can see it from the Interstate, I-81, near the TN/VA border in Bristol. The street in front is US11W.

The Guitar was 70 feet long and three stories high.

Despite the well-known building being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was demolished in August, 2019.

Read more from this story in Bristol's newspaper.