Singer-songwriter Dave Carroll's United flight had justlanded when he heard a passenger behind him exclaim, "My god they're throwingguitars out there." Members of his band, Sons of Maxwell, looked out in time tosee their guitars being tossed by baggage handlers. When Carroll laterconfirmed that his beloved guitar was a casualty in the melee, it wasn't justhis $3,500 Taylor guitar that was broken. His heart was broken, too. He wasable to have the guitar repaired for $1,200, but it will never be quite thesame. "It plays well but has lost much of what made it special," says Carroll.
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