Published Dec 13, 2012Back in September, Sonic Youth recovered two guitars that had been stolen 13 years before. Now, the band's Thurston Moore has had another run-in with guitar thieves, this time losing his iconic Fender Jazzmaster axe.
The guitar, which you can see above, was stolen from a hotel in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Vegan points out. It's pretty easy to recognize, since it's significantly aged and covered in stickers, although the pickguard has been changed so the stickers might be slightly different. It was made in 1960, has a Mastery Bridge, and the serial number is #41927.
Sonic Youth are known for heavily modifying their instruments by removing unwanted knobs and switches, meaning that this instrument should be fairly easy to spot if the crooks try to sell it. We'll leave you with Moore's message on Facebook, asking for the guitar to be returned:
Thurston Moore had his 1966 (circa) Fender Jazzmaster stolen from the Best Western in Philadelphia (501 N 22nd St) last night 12-12-12 around 12 midnight. It's Thurston's iconic Sonic Youth black Jazzmaster with all the stickers on its body. Here's a couple of photos. A police report has been filed. Please email us if anyone tries to sell this relic to yur store, it would be appreciated. Please forward to other guitar stores you may know in the area.