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Posted By: HuwG
23-Dec-15 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrument?
Subject: RE: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrument?
I have a manual which shows Johnny Cash recording, with a crude paper label with "CASH" on it, sellotaped (scotch taped) to the sound board of his Martin D45. It was explained that this was to prevent backstage confusion with other artists' similar instruments.

Presumably, this was in the days before every other artist would have grovelled before Cash and his instrument.