Inspired by learning this of Muse:
In the Guinness Book of World Records 2010, Bellamy is credited as holding the world record for most guitars smashed on a tour. His record, 140, was set during the Absolution Tour.
and then remembering that the front guy of JJ72 used to smash his guitar up at the end of their closing song during the first album live days. I saw them at least twice maybe three times and my perception after the first time was that it was the same old Fender Strat he changed to for the last song in each case, then he smashed it until the neck came loose.
Never seen Muse footage so I don’t know if Bellamy genuinely destroyed a new guitar each time or had a specific guitar he’d try to smash over and over.
The thing is, I don’t know how easy it is to rejig a guitar like this. Maybe JJ72 were actually destroying a different very cheap Fender each time and they just looked the same when I saw them. It feels like once you’ve done this reattaching the neck isn’t really going to make it good enough to play a song on in tune, etc.