A guitarist for a Hanukkah-themed rock band (The LeeVees) had his worst nightmare come true when his 1965 Gibson ES-335guitar got jammed in an elevator by baggage handlers at an airport in Detroit.
The guy was traveling to Florida for a gig at a conservative temple when their flight was diverted due to bad weather. That caused them to miss their connection so they drove to New York to hop on a plane for Detroit, where they planned to make a connecting flight to Florida.
While he was boarding in Buffalo, the man asked staff with Delta Airlines not to check in the vintage guitar, which is worth about $10,000. Instead, he wanted to carry it on the plane and put it in an overhead space. But he was denied. When their plane landed in Detroit, he had a bad feeling, so he took out his iPhone and started filming.
As he and his pal waited at the gate for their checked guitars, they could hear a screeching noise coming from the elevator. The case carrying the guitar somehow got lodged between the elevator and a rail on the loading dock.
The guitar was pinned between two beams and took workers an hour to get it. It had damage to the bridge, neck and tail that will cost close to $2,000.
The airline offered to cut him a check for $1,000, but he refused because he didn't know how much the repairs would cost.
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