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Eddie Vedder's Concert Smashed Fender Telecaster.

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Eddie Vedder's Concert Smashed Fender Telecaster.
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Eddie Vedder’s concert-smashed Lake Placid-Blue Fender American Special Telecaster. This guitar was decorated by Vedder with an embroidered red/white Chicago Cubs “C” sticker and “34” sticker, a tribute to legendary Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton.

It was used by Vedder, a Chicagoland native, during Pearl Jam’s August 20, 2018 performance at Wrigley Field and was smashed by Vedder at the conclusion of a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley.” Vedder signed the guitar following the performance in silver sharpie, “Wrigley Field,” “August 20, 2018,” with Vedder’s signature below. On the pickguard, Vedder further wrote “Baba O’Riley” to commemorate the song which led him to smash this guitar in enthusiasm.

The guitar includes a letter of authenticity from George Webb, Pearl Jam’s Equipment Manager, attesting to the provenance of the item. Included with the guitar are Vedder’s original strap from the performance, several of Vedder’s guitar picks, and a small assortment of wooden slivers and small pieces that fell off the smashed guitar during the performance.

The body of the guitar is cleanly split through, and is kept in place by the pickguard. The guitar measures approximately 39” long. While not currently playable, the guitar displays very nicely as a concert-used Pearl Jam artifact with a unique history. A hard shell Fender case is included.

The guitar includes a letter of authenticity from George Webb, Pearl Jam's Equipment Manager, attesting to the provenance of the item. Included with the guitar are Vedder's original strap from the performance, several of Vedder's guitar picks, and a small assortment of wooden slivers and small pieces that fell off the smashed guitar during the performance.

The body of the guitar is cleanly split through, and is kept in place by the pickguard. The guitar measures approximately 39"" long. While not currently playable, the guitar displays very nicely as a concert-used Pearl Jam artifact with a unique history. A hard shell Fender case is included.