When Bruce Springsteen Revealed The True Objects Of His Desires

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Bruce Springsteen is a musician who has released twenty studio albums throughout his prolific music career, often with his backing band named E Street Band. Besides, he is among the founders of the heartland rock style of music which combines mainstream rock style with narrative songs about American working-class life. Nicknamed ‘The Boss,’ Springsteen is also known for his long-length stage performances as well as his poetic and socially conscious lyrics.

Back when he was a kid, Springsteen grew up hearing Frank Sinatra on the radio. In 1956 and 1957, when he was 7 years old, he saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show and decided to be a musician himself. Soon after that, his mother rented him a guitar for $6 a week, but this guitar didn’t please the musician. According to Springsteen, there was something else he dreamed of having. Let’s learn what his ‘true object of desire’ was.

True Objects Of Bruce Springsteen’s Desires Were Fender Guitars

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Although one might probably expect a young man to have a desire for romance, sports, or other kinds of things, the case was different for young Springsteen. Known by his teachers as the boy who spent most of his time playing his guitar, Springsteen had a burning desire for having a Fender guitar.

According to his statements on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio channel, Springsteen was spending his time looking passionately over the advertisements for Fender guitars. Considering them as his ‘true objects of desires,’ Springsteen revealed that he was ‘salivating over’ three white Fenders, a Stratocaster, and a Jaguar.

As reported by App.com, Springsteen said during the show:

“The advertisements for Fender guitars. The true objects of my desires. Three white Fenders, a bass, a Stratocaster, and a Jaguar. I spent hours in my room salivating over those guitars.”

After playing the guitar his mother rented for $6 a week, Springsteen bought his first guitar for $18.95 in 1964. He then started performing, and his mother, again, took out a loan to buy him a $60 Kent guitar. Impressed by his mother’s supportive act, Springsteen memorialized this in his song ‘The Wish.’

A few years later, the musician’s dreams came true, and he got hold of his signature Fender Telecaster with an Esquire neck which is the guitar he held on the ‘Born To Run’ album cover. Apart from that, Springsteen has also played various Fender guitars throughout his career.