Frampton`s `Lost` Guitar, `54 Custom Les Paul

Submitted by: blackcatseye 5 years ago Misc

Frampton"s guitar is returned to him, 31 years after it survived a plane crash.
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Female 2,674
jendrian: Thanks! Cool story.
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Male 14
it would be cooler if they just went into with the guitar and smashed it up in front of him. ``thats for `do you feel like we do` you peter gabriel looking fudge-weasel.
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Male 52
it would be cooler if it was jimmy page
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Male 84
@ledgehead - to check if Frampton found his old guitar?
I guess this is goodbye then.
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Male 633
now this is why i tune into iab
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Male 1,311
meh
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Male 4,807
@blackcatseye.. Thanks for the link.. it answered pretty much everything I wanted answered.
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Male 1,204
Great story. Thanks for the link.
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Male 1,399
That boy can play guitar. Ever listen to his album, "Fingertips?" His version of "Black Hole Sun" is an education.
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Female 685
Cool link jendrian. The photos mentioned in the blog are in the link I posted too, and if any of you lucky people in NYC are at his next shows, you will see Frampton play that guitar again.
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Male 25,416
I reckon the old humbuckers are going straight to ebay
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Male 84
Theseus` paradox.
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Male 2,516
this other link you may also find useful. Same story in blog form.
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Male 2,516
for anyone lazy who doesn`t want to see blackcatseye`s linked video:

the guitar was in stowaway in 1980 and the plane crashed after take-off (without passengers). The guitar was the only thing rescued and sold to a musician in Curaçao who used it for years without a reason to sell it. Then when the guitar needed to be restored, the musician took it to a curator who recognized it as Frampton`s guitar and tried to buy it from the (unnamed) musician unsuccessfully for about 2 years. The person in the video (mega-moustachoed man) is the head of the tourism board in Curaçao, who pushed for the guitar to be sold and returned to Peter Frampton. Cool story!
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Male 3,285
So who deemed this i-a-b worthy?
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Female 685
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Male 3,909
@jendrian & @pmarren - I said the same thing. 1) Where the hell has it been the last 31 yrs and how did the figure out it was Frampton`s 2) Did he try to sell it first because I guarantee he could have made a sh*tload of money.
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Male 2,516
pretty cool, I wonder if the "owner" (dude who found it) tried to sell it first or if he went straight to Peter Frampton
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Male 4,594
That`s great but I wish they`d have filled in a little of the background. Where was it for 31 years? Who found it, identified it, returned it?
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Male 14,774
They should have refurbed the old ivory white pickups.
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Female 685
Link: Frampton`s `Lost` Guitar, `54 Custom Les Paul [Rate Link] - Frampton`s guitar is returned to him, 31 years after it survived a plane crash.
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