This Conway Twitty guitar clock is so unique that it has a found a home in a new museum.
A Conway Twitty guitar clock I unearthed has found a home in the new Conway Twitty Museum in Louisiana. The clock features Conway Twitty’s smiling face including his signature hair and initial chain. “Conway” is spelled out in gold on the guitar’s neck and the whole piece is coated in a black, glossy lacquer. It was made by DO-Be clocks.
Quite frankly I couldn’t believe the clock was just sitting there at an estate sale. I swooped on it with obvious delight to the amusement of other locals who were checking out more traditional fare. Yup, I admit it. I love the hard to find. It could be an urbane Arne Wahl Iversen desk or a Conway Twitty guitar clock. Unusual is fun!
Obviously, the Conway Twitty Museum’s Founder, Linda Darbonne, shared my delight when she subsequently swooped on the clock when I listed it on Ebay. (Lots of swooping by all involved).
Linda shared the fact that she is a museum founder and owner, which is, let’s face it, pretty impressive. How many people do you know who have started their own museum?
Linda got hooked on Conway Twitty as a 10 year old and attended 10 of his concerts over the years. She began collecting Conway Twitty memorabilia after his death in 1993.
When asked what she finds special about Conway Twitty, Linda said, “I just love his voice and the way he sang to women. Songs women understood.”
She said the most unique item in her museum is a pair of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn dolls. Her most favorite is a recent addition – a baby blue, embellished vest worn and owned by the man himself.
She plans on a yearly event – a Conway Twitty Tribute – where different folks will sing his hits.
If you are interested in learning more, you can find The Conway Twitty Museum on Facebook or you can contact Linda directly on 337-331-2135.
And yes, Linda wants to be contacted first if I find any other special Conway Twitty goodies. 🙂