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Date: 02/15/12 11:15 AM

21 Responses to Frampton`s `Lost` Guitar, `54 Custom Les Paul

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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Link: Frampton`s `Lost` Guitar, `54 Custom Les Paul - Frampton`s guitar is returned to him, 31 years after it survived a plane crash.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:29 am
    They should have refurbed the old ivory white pickups.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:30 am
    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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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:32 am
    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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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:48 am
    @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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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Click here for details.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 11:53 am
    So who deemed this i-a-b worthy?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    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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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    this other link you may also find useful. Same story in blog form.
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    Chocolatex Male 30-39
    84 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Theseus` paradox.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    I reckon the old humbuckers are going straight to ebay
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    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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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    That boy can play guitar. Ever listen to his album, "Fingertips?" His version of "Black Hole Sun" is an education.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Great story. Thanks for the link.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    @blackcatseye.. Thanks for the link.. it answered pretty much everything I wanted answered.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    meh
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    now this is why i tune into iab
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    Chocolatex Male 30-39
    84 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    @ledgehead - to check if Frampton found his old guitar?
    I guess this is goodbye then.
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    gegodfrey Male 30-39
    52 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    it would be cooler if it was jimmy page
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    chejackson Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2012 at 6:20 am
    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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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    February 16, 2012 at 8:48 am
    jendrian: Thanks! Cool story.

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