Phoebe Bridgers on her SNL guitar smash: “Danelectro told me they’re hard to break”

“I told Danelectro I was going to do it and they wished me luck."

Phoebe Bridgers set the internet alight when she smashed her electric guitar during the most recent edition of Saturday Night Live (6 February). The 26-year-old musician has since has commented on the act, revealing she even got Danelectro’s blessing beforehand.

At the end of her performance of I Know The End, Bridgers took her Dano 56 by the neck and proceeded to bludgeon a floor monitor with the baritone guitar as sparks flew onstage.

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Though she didn’t quite succeed in breaking the instrument, a number of Twitter users weighed in on the act, with many criticising Bridgers for appealing to shock value.

“Sorry to put the show on blast like this, but I watch @nbcsnl to laugh, not to be scared out of my mind. You just lost a viewer,” wrote one user.

Another remarked, “Why did this woman, Phoebe Bridgers, destroy her guitar on SNL? I mean, I didn’t care much for the song either, but that seemed extra.”

Bridgers has shrugged off the criticism, even retweeting a number of humorous fan responses to the negative comments herself.

Many have also supported Bridgers for channelling her inner Kurt Cobain on live television, including singer-songwriter Jason Isbell who tweeted, “That was like an 85 dollar guitar she smashed come on guys.”

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Bridgers, in her reply to Isbell, shared that she pre-planned the act and that Danelectro even gave her their blessing.

“I told Danelectro I was going to do it and they wished me luck and told me they’re hard to break,” she tweeted.

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