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How did this guy end up with famed ‘Star Is Born’ guitar?

James Bay had just a bought a guitar.
That, in and of itself, isn’t all that unusual – given that he’s a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist. Yet, he was reportedly told by the seller that this guitar was “recently used in a movie.”
Still, he didn’t think all that much about it. After all, guitars appear in movies all the time.
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So, he just started playing the guitar during his concerts, like one would expect. But then the movie that the guitar was featured in hit theaters. And, well, it turned out to be a bit of a hit.
The film was none other “A Star Is Born.” And Bay started getting texts telling him that his new guitar looked a whole lot like the one that Hollywood star Bradley Cooper used in the Glastonbury scene in the award-winning movie.
This guitar that Bradley Cooper (left) used in “A Star Is Born” is now being owned by James Bay. (Photo/graphic courtesy Ken Phillips) 
But rather than bubble-wrap up that valuable piece of Hollywood memorabilia, hoping to some day score a big payday on eBay, the singer is still playing the guitar.
Maybe you’ll even see him strum the “A Star Is Born” guitar when he performs March 27 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
The English performer, who mixes elements of rock, pop, soul and other genres in his music, is touring in support of his sophomore effort, last year’s “Electric Light.”
Rising star Noah Kahan, who has amassed millions of streams with his singles “Mess,” “Hurt Somebody” and “False Confidence,” opens the show.
(This is a rescheduled concert, originally set to take place last October at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Tickets for the original date will be honored at this Fox show.)
Details: 8 p.m.; $45, www.ticketmaster.com .

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