In the earlier days of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy had a guitar that was very special to him. A guitar that he used on the first Pumpkins album “Gish” which was stolen from him at a concert during the album’s tour. Well, 27 years later Corgan is now reunited with that “Gish” guitar… the guitar which Corgan says that created the band’s sound and said the guitar changed the way he and the band played.
How did he reunite with the guitar? Well a woman owned it and kept it in her basement for many years but then a friend of hers told her it might belong to Billy. So she decided to contact the band online and did her best to grab the band’s attention. When she couldn’t get the band’s attention, she was contacted by a company named Sound Royalties which helped get the guitar back to Corgan. Now the guitar is back in Corgan’s hands.
Did Corgan reward Beth in return for the guitar? No. She didn’t want anything. Corgan tried to give her a lot of money as a reward but she didn’t want it.
Now that Billy has the guitar back, he doesn’t plan on keeping the guitar locked up in a safe place and he’s probably gonna continue to use it in the band. He says he’s gonna get it all fixed up so he can record with it on the next Pumpkins record.
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This is a cool story and Beth was very cool to do that! If I owned a guitar that belongs to a famous rock star, I would do my best to return it ’cause it’s the best thing to do. People may not think so but guitars are very special especially the vintage guitars!!!