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long story short: a man in Wisconsin who works as a mortuary stole a $2000 fender tele from a corpse's casket.

while i am quite disgusted he stole from a dead person i have to ask the question why would someone want to be buried with their guitar, ok people love their instruments and want to keep them, but when you're gone you can't play it, leave it in a will for someone who you know will look after it. i'm not saying it's selfish being buried with said instrument, but you're basically destroying it... all that'll happen is that it stays buried for ever and eventually decomposes... pointless really but ok.

what does the pit think? if the pit even thinks....
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#3
Stealing it is ****ed.....

I can understand people who want to be buried with their guitar though. Makes complete sense. I shouldn't even need to explain it. Stop being so close minded broseph.
#10
I wouldve nicked it, tis a waste of a good guitar, if i ever die i want my guitars given to someone who is gonna play them
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#11
Quote by WantsLesPaul
what is a "tele"??

... telecaster
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#12
Meh in a way both things are wrong.
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#13
He probably didn't say in his will that he wanted to be buried with it. Someone probably just decided that for him. I don't think grave robbery is THAT big of a deal. It would be better if we just didn't bury valuable things.
#14
My good friend was buried with his first guitar, a Les Paul. It was his favorite and it would be a crime to take it away from him, even in death.
#15
I like the way your thread title is more formal than the actual article.
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#17
Quote by Zoot Allures
The real crime is trying to bury a telecaster. The dude should be given a medal.


Don't be ridiculous - it's a telecaster, that thing will survive millenia buried down there, and would've gone on to be placed in a future museum as an example of how guitars are supposed to be made. The guy was trying to preserve it for posterity.

Although most telecasters will survive to do that anyway, short of detonating a nuke right on top of the pickguard, there isn't really much you can do to mess up a tele.

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Indeed it is a crime.

It should have been hacked apart and burned instead.


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#18
Quote by severed-metal
I was sincerely more interested in what the guitar looked like.


This.

If the actual estimate was around 2k, I'm guessing it was some kind of Custom Shop, and/or a Reissue.

And if it's nice enough to be buried with I bet it's got some sweet spec-age. Nitro finish, cloth wiring, the works.

As much as I'm for respecting the wishes of the dead, ni66a's got taste

Tele = Telecaster for whoever was asking. If it were a Strat it would be even more forgiveable. The plundering, I mean. Who in the hell was this guy anyway, a Pharaoh?
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#19
a tele is a proven method to prevent necrophilia. who wants a rotton maggot filled asshole when you have that sexy plank to fondle?
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#20
Quote by DaveOfTheDead13
My good friend was buried with his first guitar, a Les Paul. It was his favorite and it would be a crime to take it away from him, even in death.

But there is no "him" anymore, not in any real sense. Even spiritual people seem to agree that "souls" don't reside in the bodies of the dead.
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Quote by captaincrunk
But there is no "him" anymore, not in any real sense. Even spiritual people seem to agree that "souls" don't reside in the bodies of the dead.


It's supposed to be symbolic, I think. That, and nobody would want to sell it, but they'd also not want to play it.
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#24
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why would someone want to be buried with their guitar


because thankfully their is no Guitar Center in heaven.
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#25
Quote by Deliriumbassist
It's an acronym for Tmiddle Eclass Lindie Ebollocks-maker, with those words having a silent t,e,l and e respectively.



I don't like teles, but my dad has a telecaster that's held together with gaffer tape that he got for £8 from a car boot sale, and it sings like a ****ing angel.
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#27
Now thats a steal. Literally.

I don't see the problem really. He was buried with it, and I don't think anybody would be going to dig up the casket to make sure the corpse still had it. Theres no way that guitar would of preserved over a long period of time down there. He was really doing the guitar a favor, something a guitar player ought'a do IMO.
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#29
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Well it's not like the corpse was gonna play it any time soon.

I hear Jimi Hendrix didn't get good til after he died.
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#30
What kind of knob gets buried with his guitar? Someone other than a rotting corpse could've got great use out of it.
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#31
Wow, what a depraved individual that must be to steal from the dead.

I wouldn't want to be buried with any of my guitars, I'd much prefer my family sold them to cover funeral costs.
#32
Deliriumbassist was sitting with a bunch of friends in a bar one night, when someone came around taking up a collection to pay the funeral expenses of an impoverished guitarist (who played a telecaster). [This was necessary because ripsnorting funerals are the most important events in the lives of us musicians, if the preposition "in" is acceptable when applied to the star of the occasion.] Deliriumbassist didn't happen to hear what the collection was about, and when the cigar box came around to him, he asked the man next to him what it was for. "Oh, they want a dollar to bury a tele player," he was told. Deliriumbassist dug a bill out of his pocket. "Here's two dollars," he said, "bury two of them."
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#33
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long story short: a man in Wisconsin who works as a mortuary stole a $2000 fender tele from a corpse's casket.

while i am quite disgusted he stole from a dead person i have to ask the question why would someone want to be buried with their guitar, ok people love their instruments and want to keep them, but when you're gone you can't play it, leave it in a will for someone who you know will look after it. i'm not saying it's selfish being buried with said instrument, but you're basically destroying it... all that'll happen is that it stays buried for ever and eventually decomposes... pointless really but ok.

what does the pit think? if the pit even thinks....
You are right. Why being buried with a guitar? Give it to someone who is still alive and can play and enjoy it.
#34
Quote by captaincrunk
But there is no "him" anymore, not in any real sense. Even spiritual people seem to agree that "souls" don't reside in the bodies of the dead.

I guess I'm the only one who believes that musicians should always be near their instruments.
#36
But the dead guy can't use it.

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#37
I'd probably like to be buried with my guitar. And my tv, my ipod, food and alcohol, my slaves...
#38
Gonna steal your guitar from the grave cause I'm-a

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#39
The family most likely decided to have it buried with him .
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The family most likely decided to have it buried with him .

No, I think Abraham Lincoln came back from the dead and demanded it be buried with him.
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