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Have You Seen This Guitar?

Thurston Moore's Jazzmaster Guitar
Thurston Moore's Jazzmaster Guitar

Alright, who took it?  Who took Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore's Guitar?  It's not funny!  Who took it?  


The news is reporting: 

Sonic Youth guitarist and singer Thurston Moore says his iconic guitar was stolen after a show in Philadelphia. Moore reported on the band’s Facebook page Thursday that his circa-1966 Fender Jazzmaster guitar was pilfered late Wednesday night from the Best Western hotel where he was staying. Philadelphia police spokeswoman Jillian Russell said Moore was in the hotel’s bar with his luggage and guitar when he noticed the guitar was missing. She said it’s valued at $20,000. Such appeals to the public have helped the band track down stolen gear before. A rental truck full of their one-of- a-kind guitars, amps and drums was stolen in southern California in 1999. Moore is a founding member of Sonic Youth, an influential alternative band that formed in 1981 in New York City.

Now, that guitar is the essence of eccentric do-nothing grunge, of teenage bliss and depression and scatter brain dreams of empowerment and loathing.


Just look at the time and thought put into the placement of the stickers, or how the edges of the Fender Jazzmaster are aged with years of Moore's sweat, weathered with the screams from Sonic Youth Fans. 


I know someone snatched in up in hopes to give it to that huge Sonic Youth fan in their lives and this is one hell of a Christmas Present, but  ... come on ... WHO TOOK IT?!?!


They could have just gone out and bought a Thurston Moore signature guitar and got all the stickers that were unique to an individual and done it up real good.  But nooooo ... some thief had to take the real thing!


Now my task is to find out who in central Illinois was in Philadelphia Wednesday night at the Best Western hotel.  Send your tips my way.


Then there's this appropriate bit of satire from the Dangerous Minds Facebook page:


Paul McCartney with Thurston Moore's Guitar

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