Jack White Surprises a Dismayed Edinburgh Busker With a New Fender

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Matt Grant, a 26-year-old street musician situated in Edinburgh, Scotland, was bummed out when a drunken passerby smashed his guitar. However, the dismaying story ended on a high note.

Grant opened a GoFundMe page in order to replace his broken instrument. “Often I don’t rise to people coming up and talking nonsense but this lady was pushing it too far,” he wrote. “She was in my face swearing and shouting at me. I told her to go away and she wasn’t having any of it. She grabbed my guitar and smashed it over the ground.”

His plea was heard, and he soon managed to raise over $5,500. Later, when he got to the music store, he got another happy surprise. CNN reports that the story caught the attention of legendary guitarist Jack White who sent his people to locate Grant by calling music stores in the city. When Grant entered the store, he was informed that White bought him a custom Fender Stratocaster.

“Incredible. Jack White from the White Stripes got in touch this morning and decided to buy me a brand new guitar,” Grant wrote on his GoFundMe page. “Unbelievable. From one of the worst things to happen to one of the best. Once again, thank you for everyone’s help.”