Dave Carroll is not done flying to fame and fortune at the expense of United Airlines (see previous posts). The airline has apologized for allegedly breaking his guitar (he never let them see it, so there is no proof of damage) and United has also donated $3,000 to a charity as requested. Meanwhile Carroll received two $3,500 Taylor guitars from a factory grateful for the publicity.
The photo is from the Curve Productions Facebook page and shows Carroll on the set of the video for the second song. That’s about $50,000 worth of camera equipment he’s playing with. The HD version of song two is expected to be released on I-Tunes shortly with song three to follow.
It’s hard for me to see Dave Carroll as a victim here. He’s obviously much more interested in using his situation to promote his music than he is in lobbying for a change in the way airlines handle luggage. My hunch is that if United really did break his guitar, he’s delighted that they did.