That time a priceless 145-year-old Martin acoustic was smashed on the set of a Quentin Tarantino film

by GuitarDomain

For guitarists, it was one of the biggest gear-related scandals in recent memory – one that not only left six-string fans wincing beyond belief, but that significantly altered the relationship between cinema and acoustic guitars forever.

At one point in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning 2015 film The Hateful Eight, a character named Daisy Domergue – played by Jennifer Jason Leigh – was noodling through the Australian folk ballad Jim Jones at Botany Bay on an acoustic guitar. Enter Kurt Russell’s character, the bounty hunter John Ruth, who snatched the instrument from her hands, declared “music time is over”, and brought the acoustic smashing into a wooden pillar.

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