Bettie is a guitar girl
In the entrance to the EMP (and, yes, this will probably be the last post about it) is a gigantic cyclone of guitars and other musical instruments – a few keyboards, an accordian or two. It is an impressive bit of modern, uh…sculpture? It’s incredible, but what I really liked was that they’ve mounted these focal points, like Bettie Blue here, in amongst the rest of the instruments.
I don’t know who Bobby Ray is, but Bettie Blue looks like Bettie Page. In fact, I’m pretty sure she is Bettie Page. She was a pinup model back in the 1950’s. That guitar looks like something a rockabilly band would use, like Brian Setzer and his band The Stray Cats or Reverend Horton Heat. It’s just a great looking guitar.