Few countries are associated with one musical instrument the way Spain is with the classical guitar. What else would be the centerpiece collection at the expansive Museu de la Musica? The hidden treasure is a 19th-century cardboard guitar made by the famous craftsman Antonio de Torres. Why cardboard? It serves as proof that how a guitar is made is less important than what it is made of. Double-necked guitars, lyres, and a 17th-century baroque forefather of your college dorm toy are all here — a collection of visual and sonic spectacles that cross the language barrier with ease.

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