I guess this can be chalked up to – lesson learned.
Little bit of background… first of all, there’s a guitar making company called C.F. Martin.
Film maker Quentin Tarantino contacted them and they agreed to his request to borrow a priceless six-string guitar from their Guitar museum in Pennsylvania. Tarantino wanted it for his movie ‘The Hateful Eight.’
Now, if you’ve seen the movie, you know what happens to that guitar – it ends up getting smashed up by Kurt Russell’s character.
Instead of destroying one of the prop replicas, they trashed the 145 year old museum piece.
So, what does the museum get for the loss?
They’re getting the purchase price of the instrument, not for its value as an ‘irreplaceable artefact’.
Oh, by the way, the museum now has a new no-loan policy in place.
Makes sense to me!