Bruce Springsteen's Epiphone WilshireBruce Springsteen’s mid-60s’ Epiphone Wilshire, his boyhood electric guitar and a gift from his Mom, is going on display at the National Constitution Center soon for an exhibit co-sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.

"I think there are people who see us promoting an American rock-and-roll star and think, 'What the heck does this have to do with the Constitution Center?'” said NCC chief executive officer David Eisner. The fact that we're on that cusp and able to engage in that debate, that's actually really constructive for us. Because it puts us in a position where we can talk about the extent of the contemporary values of the Constitution, and how it really is relevant in a broader scope of life than people might think."

Don’t you think it’s time for The Boss to discard that old plank he usually brings on stage and fires up his Wilshire for SXSW? Don't you know those Kalamazoo era vintage mini-humbuckers sound killer.

Introducing "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen" from National Constitution Center on Vimeo.