"Electric Guitar" indeed.
July 10, 2009 10:16 AM Subscribe
posted by JBennett (49 comments total)
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I've always thought you were safe in a house from lightning storms as long as you were off the land-line or computer. A Mississippi man's Gibson Les Paul got positively roasted while sitting in his home, in its case, leaning against a wall. That's a powerful bolt
. Lots of gory photos here
and in the auction linked above including a nice shot of some of the parts
that exploded off of the guitar, some shooting like bullets
through the case.
Awesome! And it still held quite a bit of its value.
" The lightning had struck the huge pine tree and traveled down the trunk until it reached the nails holding the trim to house. Then it jumped across through the nails, went through the drywall, and struck the top edge of the case. It then went into the case and down the neck of the guitar, vaporizing the strings, (remnants of which can still be seen on the fretboard and frets) also apparently traveling down the Truss rod inside the neck. It then blew out the last few frets on the fretboard above the end of the Truss rod before apparently melting the insides of the pickups. It then proceeded to explode some of the bridge saddles outward through the case."