(CNN) It’s hard to say whether Bryan Adams‘ guitar gently weeps. But the rocker is none too happy with Egyptian customs officials whom he accused of scribbling on his vintage six-string this week. A Facebook post shows the green marker they used.
A number and an indecipherable word in Arabic had been composed in green ink on the mahogany instrument’s side.
“Air terminal traditions graffiti on my 1957 Martin D-18 from Egypt. Back to the luthier bryanadamsgetup,” Adams composed on Instagram, alluding to his most recent collection, Get Up.
Adams said his issues with traditions had started on his landing in the air terminal. “We practically didn’t get the hardware into the nation, and when we did it was all stamped like this,” he wrote in a Facebook message on Friday. “There were truly no expressions of remorse.”
A traditions official said instruments were set apart with serial numbers, albeit for the most part with stickers. With respect to ink, he recommended: “Possibly it would us say us wasn’t?”
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It is not the first occasion when somebody has composed numbers on one of Adams’ guitars. In 2015, he tweeted that Air Canada had scribbled a serial number in dark ink.
Egyptians derided the occurrence on online networking: “Doesn’t Adams realize that we stuck together Tutankhamun with super paste? It’s typical that we compose something on a 60-year-old guitar,” one composed, alluding to a bungled repair of the extremely valuable Tutankhamun funerary cover in a Cairo exhibition hall.
Adams said regardless of the occurrence he would come back to Egypt to perform. “Rest guaranteed, aside from this episode, I cherish Egypt and anticipate returning again one day,” he said. “In any case, without the green paint markers please.”