Bryan Adams: Prized Guitar Defaced With Graffiti by Egyptian Customs Agents

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Bryan Adams says his prized guitar was defaced with graffiti when he went through customs in Egypt recently. He traveled to the country where he performed with Egyptian percussionist Ahmed Bedair in front of the Sphinx in Egypt earlier this week.

Taking to social media, Bryan Adams shared a photo of the defaced guitar on Instagram.

"Airport customs graffiti on my 1946 Martin D-18 in Cairo, Egypt. Back to the luthier... #bryanadamsgetup," he captioned it.

A photo posted by @bryanadams on

Bryan Adams is grateful to his Egyptian fans. Many reached out to him via social media after they heard the story of his defaced guitar.

TO ALL MY EGYPTIAN FRIENDS: Thank you for writing about the guitar, I really appreciate it, it will be fixed no problem....

Posted by Bryan Adams on Friday, March 11, 2016

It's sad that there are untrustworthy customs agents. Travelers like Bryan Adams are at their mercy when traveling from country to country with valuables.

Have you ever experienced anything like Bryan Adams experienced when traveling to Egypt?

It no doubt left the rocker with a bad taste for travel.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.