Bruce Springsteen appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (October 25) where he took part in a bit of “Show & Tell” by bringing his iconic guitar seen on the cover of Born To Run and said how much he paid for the now-priceless guitar.

Springsteen told Colbert, “I’ve played this guitar for 50 years. I bought it when I was 22 for $185 dollars on Highway 34 in Belmar, N.J. from a great guitar man named Phil Petillo, and I’ve had it ever since. It’s kind of a mutt. It’s made up of two different guitars, but this guitar has been in every club, theater, arena and stadium across America and most of the world. So, it’s been around a bit.”

Springsteen added about his “mutt” guitar, “This [guitar] feels like my arm. If I have this guitar, I don’t have anything on. This became an extension of my actual body. Anything else I pick up, it’s a guitar. For some reason, I’ve played this for so long that it become a natural part of your physique. I don’t play it much on stage these days. I sort of put it a little out to pasture; it’s done so much good work for me.”

Springsteen was Colbert’s only guest last night where he talked about his podcast and new book with President Barack Obama titled Renegades: Born in the USA, the new concert film/album about the 1979 No Nukes Concerts and performed “The River.” All those clips can be viewed below.

Bruce Talks Renegades: Born in the USA

 

Bruce on the 1979 No Nukes Concerts

 

Bruce Performs “The River”

Bruce Springsteen "The River"

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