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Frampton Reunited With Guitar

The prized Gibson guitar Peter Frampton is pictured with on the career defining album Framptom Comes Alive has come back to Peter.  For three decades the guitarist believed the axe had been destroyed in a plane crash in South America.  Frampton was on tour in 1980 when the instrument was put aboard a cargo plane bound from Venezuela to Panama.  The plane crashed shortly after taking off.  Presuming the guitar and the rest of his equipment aboard the ill-fated flight could not have survived a crash that killed the plane's pilot and crew, Frampton set about replacing things.  What he would not find out until recently was that the guitar came out of the crash largely intact.  It ended up being owned by a musician on the Caribbean island of Curacao.  A guitar collector recognized the instrument and got in touch with Frampton, who arranged for negotiations that led to the return of the instrument in December.  Frampton says that, after some TLC, the somewhat battered instrument should be ready to go back out on the road with him.
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