Nothing like a well worn Fender Mustang!Nabbed this early ‘65 model recently, and I’m a total sucker for a yellowed, checked, and played in Olympic White finish. This Fender has the narrow 1 ½" A nut width too, and I surely don’t see that too often. #guitar #fender #mustang #olympicwhite #vintageguitar #offsetguitar #shortscale #electricguitar #1965 (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)
19th Century Martin Guitar Destroyed in “The Hateful Eight”
A tragedy on the set of Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”, when a miscommunication led to a irreplaceable antique Martin acoustic being destroyed. The Martin, which dates back to the 1870s, was loaned to the film by the Martin Museum. The scene in question involves Kurt Russell’s character, John Ruth, smashing the guitar against a wall. The antique Martin was due to be swapped for a much cheaper replica before the smashing, however this didn’t happen as sound mixer Mark Ulano explained “somehow that didn’t get communicated to Kurt”, which led to the real Martin being destroyed.
Director of the Martin Museum, archives and special projects for C.F. Martin & Co. Dick Boak responded to Reverb about the incident; “We were informed that it was an accident on set, we assumed that a scaffolding or something fell on it. We understand that things happen, but at the same time we can’t take this lightly. All this about the guitar being smashed being written into the script and that somebody just didn’t tell the actor, this is all new information to us. We didn’t know anything about the script or Kurt Russell not being told that it was a priceless, irreplaceable artefact from the Martin Museum.” Boak and the Martin Museum asked for the pieces back in order to see whether or not the guitar could be reconstructed. However, with further inspection of the remains, it was concluded that the guitar was broken beyond restoration. “We want to make sure that people know that the incident was very distressing to us” Boak explains. “We can’t believe that it happened. I don’t think anything can remedy this.” Furthermore, after these events, Boak informed SSNInsider, “as a result of the incident the company will no longer loan guitars to movies under any circumstances”.