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How Kurt Russel Smashed A Rare Guitar

This story of Kurt Russell destroying a priceless Martin is coming around again after a new interview and a first ever public showing at this year’s NAMM.

Every guitar has a story and this one is sad and legendary.

The Hateful Eight was a Quentin Tarantino western released in 2015. In one fateful scene, Kurt Russel smashed a rare guitar that was supposed to be swapped out, but it was actually a priceless Martin Parlor guitar that was 145 years old. It was on loan from Martin Guitar Museum.

More than slightly upset, Martin no longer will loan any guitars to film producers.

Martin is planning on making a documentary, but no release date has been announced. Stay tuned. Here is the 60 second, painful movie clip.

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