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Phoebe Bridgers says Danelectro wished her luck with smashing guitar on Saturday Night Live

08 February 2021, 12:04 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Over the weekend Phoebe Bridgers made her epic Saturday Night Live debut and smashed her guitar, and has since revealed that Danelectro "wished me luck" with trying to break the instrument.

Bridgers performed two tracks from her Grammy nominated second album Punisher during her Saturday Night Live debut over the weekend (6 February), and proceeded to try and smash up her Danelectro guitar, which sent sparks flying, at the end of "I Know The End".

Following her performance, some angry Twitter users criticised Bridgers' decision to try and destroy her guitar, leading Bridgers' fans, friends and collaborators to defend the singer/songwriter. Bridgers also shrugged off the criticism herself, by reposting fan responses to the criticism.

Jason Isbell was among those who backed Bridgers' choice. Isbell wrote on Twitter, "That was like an 85 dollar guitar she smashed come on guys." Bridgers revealed in her reply that the act was planned, "I told Danelectro I was going to do it and they wished me luck and told me they’re hard to break."

Kathleen Edwards also responded to the performance on Twitter, writing, "It’s the monitor I was upset about. So nice." Bridgers replied, "they made me a fake one to break lol."

Harrison Whitford, who plays guitar in Bridgers' band, wrote on Twitter after the performance, "if u guys didn’t like phoebe smashing a guitar, wait til you see what this hendrix guy did!"

Watch Phoebe Bridgers' performances of "Kyoto" and "I Know The End" on Saturday Night Live below.

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