Ultimate Guitar: ‘It Was Beyond Repair…’ John McLaughlin Recalls Unpleasant Surprise After Lending His Valuable Guitar

Ultimate Guitar writes: “Legendary jazz guitar master John McLaughlin recalled lending one of his prized instruments and then getting it back in a condition that practically made it “beyond repair.”

We’re sure that all of you here are absolutely aware of how valuable guitars are. And we’re not just talking about their monetary value. There’s also sentimental value, as well as the instrument’s specific sound and feel.

And, as John McLaughlin recalled in his recent chat with the legendary electric guitar builder Paul Reed Smith, it was his custom-built acoustic guitar, made especially for his work with Shakti, the band that was initially active between 1973 and 1978.”

Read the full article in Ultimate Guitar.