I have a friend over who knows a lot about guitars, and he was telling me something interesting thet fit in with the Kyle Busch/Sam Bass story.
I'm going to turn the keyboard over to him, now.
Ok - This is from Scott, I am not responsible for the content, as I know about as much about Guitars as he does about NASCAR:
"I'm not much of a NASCAR enthusiast, but i am a guitar affecenadio. I was mildly amused at the knee-jerk reaction when Kyle Busch smashed his Les Paul. "Oh, oh, priceless guitar, bad, bad Kyle." Pretty funny stuff, especially from the pundits that wouldn't have known a Les Paul from a pipe wrench.
anyway...I compare the Kyle incident with this recent event in the guitar player's world: The Gibson Foundation (charitable division of Gibson Musical Instruments) recently offered up 3 art-painted guitars for auction, the proceeds to go to various good causes. They were nice guitars --- Casinos, which were the preferred electric guitars of 2 guys named Lennon and McCartney. The art work was quite striking, you could even say magnificent, and the opening bid requests were really pretty reasonable. Anyway, NOBODY TOUCHED THEM. ZERO BIDS! I find that somehow ironic.
Incidentally, did you know that probably the most sought after collectible guitar in the world is the Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix smashed and then set on fire at the Monterey Pops Festival in 1967?"