Bruce Springsteen's Guitar
During the band's lengthy performances,
Springsteen would keep a large bucket next to the drum riser filled with ice water and towels.
Periodically, he would take a towel and wrap it around his head, dousing his guitar in the
process. He also drank Gatorade throughout the show that would often spill onto his guitar.
The moisture that built up would wreak havoc on his instrument.
"I took his guitar apart and found that it was full of this smelly, rotten, moldy crud,"
he recalls. "So I decided to drill holes through each pick-up cavity running through the
back of the guitar. This allowed the moisture to escape without creating further damage.
"At the end of each show, however, when Bruce would raise his guitar, his shirt would have
water marks adjacent to wear the holes were on his guitar."