N.B. musician reunited with stolen guitar signed by Elvis' drummer
Published Friday, August 11, 2017 9:13AM EDT
A New Brunswick police station was treated to an impromptu concert by an Elvis tribute artist who was reunited with his special replica guitar after it was stolen more than a month ago.
Mike Bravener told CTV Atlantic on Thursday that his acoustic guitar was signed by Elvis’ original drummer, D.J. Fontana, when the two of them played together in 2008. He said it was taken from his son’s apartment more than a month ago.
Luckily, someone turned in the stolen instrument to the Fredericton police station this week and Bravener was reunited with his beloved guitar on Thursday.
Even though Fontana’s autograph had been rubbed off the instrument, Bravener was still in good spirits as he strummed his guitar and crooned The King’s biggest hits inside the station.
“There’s a great story in it: that you can erase the physical evidence of where this guitar has been, but you can never erase the memories,” Bravener said.
With a report from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown