Gretsch G1627 Synchromatic Sparkle Jet
|G1627 Synchromatic Sparkle Jet|
|Body type||Semi-hollow with f-hole|
Neck: (unfinished natural)
Fingerboard: rosewood (22 frets, 24 1/2" scale length)
As far as is known, Matthew Bellamy used this guitar during the French TV programme Nulle Part Ailleurs in May 2000. Muse played Showbiz and at the end of the song, Bellamy threw the guitar and amplifier onto the sand, in the background of the set.
The guitar was used again a few days later, on the 25th of that month during a gig inside le Summum, Grenoble. At the end of the set, he threw the guitar at an amplifier, which destroyed it. The spinning hypno-disc pictured below was collected by a French fan who attended the gig, in the first row.
- JimmyKane_DT. (2005-04-08). Festival De Cannes 00 - Showbiz (video). Retrieved from www.muselive.com.