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Smashed "Hateful Eight" vintage Martin

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Michedelic, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Why did they even need an antique guitar for the movie? Stupid move, from Martin, Tarantino, and perhaps Russell.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  3. lowsideonacurve


    Feb 24, 2011
    I believe it was just a bad publicity stunt.
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    This is why I don't loan out my bass. ;)
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  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    They were supposed to replace the real guitar with a prop before the smash - that is what I had read as well.
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  6. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    If they had used a reproduction, George Gruhn and seven other people MIGHT have noticed. It does reek of publicity BS.
  7. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    That's what I was thinking. too. I'd love to know why they thought they needed the real thing.
  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Well, 40K is nothing in the world of movie production(at least at that level), but as far as publicity is concerned(and I realize there's no such thing as bad publicity)if that was some sort of stunt, it creates a lot of bad will and makes Kurt Russell look like a total fool.
  10. CatSquare


    Mar 7, 2014
    It wasn't a publicity stunt, that's just silly. Who would stand to gain a thing from something like that? It's not like Quentin Tarantino needs publicity. It was a stupid mistake that got overlooked by someone, someone who probably will never 'fes up. It's a damned shame, and nothing more.
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  11. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Insurance company, exit stage left...
  12. It was a foolish mistake. That guitar should never have left the museum except maybe to be measured for making copies. Idiots, that's what props are for.
  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Ha! Plus there would be about seven people that would care that George was upset, but I was livid when Gary Busey was playing a Telecaster, and not a Strat, in the early scenes of the Buddy Holly movie. Back in those days nobody seemed to care that much. An acquaintance of mine, Jim Elyea, has a major prop house in North Hollywood, and is a foremost Vox amp collector and expert---he put together the definitive history of Vox...
    and his company, History For Hire, has provided period correct gear(and makes a real effort to be correct)for many movies and TV shows...
    In fact he wrote an essay on the subject some time back for Vintage Guitar, after working on the Jersey Boys film(the Four Seasons biopic), making sure the backline/instruments were proper for 1962, let alone 1968. I can't image the insurance he has to carry. But in the case of 'H-8', probably not too many people would have been bothered if the guitar in question would have been a reliced 50's Stella.
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  14. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Also with Holly, people could look at photos and see what he was playing.

    In a situation, as long as it was a period correct style, no one likely would have cared.
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  15. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Perfectionist! :woot: Okay, I went back 'n fixed it. :banghead: Good catch.:thumbsup:
  16. OldPlucker

    OldPlucker Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2014
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  17. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia


    My other passion is vintage, and vintage reproduction Martin guitars. Obviously I don't have any comparable to the victim here, but still... wow. That's just tragic.
  18. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    that's fine as far as that one person, but movies are cooperative efforts and Kill Bill parts I&2 is worth re watching even if just to get to Una's loving smile after she finally delivers the exploding heart strike and she and Bill are at long last, even steven.
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  19. Publicity stunt, probably not. Tarantino crossing the line to get a genuine emotion shot wouldn't surprise me though. Didn't he choke someone one time for that reason?
  20. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    What??? That piece of crap movie was Oscar nominated??? Oh, too bad about the guitar too.

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