Cultural References

Holy Grail (Things, Religion, Folklore, and Urban Legends)

"It's like the Holy Grail of guitars."

In the Christian religion, the Holy Grail is the cup, dish, or plate used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, believed to possess the power of immortality (although one is then led to wonder why Christ didn't take advantage of this when he had the chance). It played an important part in and is most associated with the Arthurian legend, in which King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table went on a quest for the grail, leaving behind Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, whose affair led in part to the downfall of the king and his court. The grail has often appeared in movies and books as an unattainable prize, and the more a character desires to possess it, the more likely his or her destruction becomes. Similarly, although with better results, Piz greatly desires his Gretsch guitar, having worked two summers to buy it.

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