The guitar Lee Brice is holding on the cover of his new album, I Don’t' Dance , is much more than just a prop. It's the actual 1948 Gibson J-45 guitar his wife, Sara , gave him as a wedding present before they tied the knot last year.
Lee tells ABC News Radio, "My buddy in South Carolina, he's got a bunch of old guitars like that, and I just fell in love with one that looked just like that, and he found me one, for [Sara to give me], out in California, and it's just amazing."
The guitar's long life can be seen in the scratches on the finish, but its age also gives the instrument a much richer tone.
"The older it gets, the dryer that wood gets, and the more it resonates, the more it vibrates," Lee explains. "So, it actually sounds better and better the older it gets."
Lee's also playing that vintage guitar in the video for "I Don't Dance." His album of the same name comes out September 9.
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