David Garrett, who is referred to in Britain as the David Beckham of classical violin, fell down and broke his beloved violin late last year.
It’s sounds like another simple mishap that could happen to anybody, but the kicker is that his rare violin was worth one million dollars!
He revealed to his fans that after a concert late in 2007, he fell down a flight of stairs, he said it was like he slipped on a banana peel and landed on his most prized possession … a 18th century violin. They say that the restoration of this timeless treasure will cost him around $177,000. 00 (Can.) to fix and will be in the shop for at least 8 months. What a bummer!
This reminds me of the most stupidest thing I’ve ever done to one of my guitars.
In my College days, while under the influence, one night I backed over my old acoustic guitar with my car. At first I didn’t realize what the bump was, so wait for it … I put it drive and went over it a second time! After my buddy, who was rolling on the ground laughing at me at the time, opened the case up (I was too afraid to look myself) he said that the guitar inside was just fine! I had just bought a new, tougher case for the guitar one week earlier.
Pay attention when the counter gets to 1:32 of the video
David Garrett’s instrument itself was created by the famed violin maker G.B. Guadagnini. Guadagnini was fortunate enough to have studied under the great master craftsman, Antonio Stradivari. Stradivari, was most people know, is the father of the instrument that bears his name!
Too bad David didn’t spend a few more bucks on his case, just like I did with my acoustic guitar! Could a, would a, should of I guess?!
Keep on Jammin’