From the day EMP opened with the smashing of a Dale Chihuly-blown guitar in 2000, it seemed strange that Jimi Hendrix, the inspiration for Paul Allen's rock and roll museum, wouldn't have been able to play a guitar in the hands-on exhibit, Sound Lab, because he was a special anomaly. Not just for his guitar playing, but because he was a lefty.
This week we received word that Sound Lab has been updated--now that kids and parents have The Beatles Rock Band at home--with new instruments, a conducting station, and new carpet. But not left-handed guitar.
For those who grab picks and knives with our right hands, the new Sound Lab will be unveiled on March 27. Members get first crack at the right-handed drums, guitars, and DJ-stations between 8:30 and 10 a.m.