YouTube Classics: United Breaks Guitars

29 Oct

United Breaks Guitars

Anyone remember Dave Carroll from the band Sons of Maxwell. You should. Back in 2008 there was a huge scandal dealing with United Airlines breaking Dave’s guitar. Here’s the situation in Dave’s own words (paraphrased by The Huffington Post):

“In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say “no” to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world.”

And finally, here’s the video that got the ball rolling…

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