Bryan Adams's Guitar Defaced By Egyptian Customs

March 15, 2016
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams recently traveled to Egypt for a concert at the Giza pyramids, but noticed a border agent at Cairo airport had scrawled a number on his 1946 Martin D-18 acoustic guitar. Adams posted a photo of the guitar on his social media accounts.

Adams later posted this update: "TO ALL MY EGYPTIAN FRIENDS: Thank you for writing about the guitar. I really appreciate it, it will be fixed no problem. I want you all to know that I love your country and we had an amazing time there, we felt at home. The incident of defacing our instruments at airport customs is annoying, but it needed to be said. Much love to you all and look forward to bringing my family to visit you one day time no green markers please!"

(Photo by Marco Maas, Flickr)

Airport customs graffiti on my 1946 Martin D-18 from Egypt. Back to the luthier... #bryanadamsgetup

Posted by Bryan Adams on Thursday, March 10, 2016