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Sonic Youth's bad luck continues as Thurston Moore's guitar is stolen

14 December 2012, 13:00 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


Thurston Moore has announced that one of his guitars, a 1960 Fender Jazzmaster, has been stolen.

The axe was taken from the musician’s hotel in Philadelphia earlier this week.

A statement on Sonic Youth’s message board reads:

“Thurston Moore had his 1960 (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 your store, it would be appreciated. Please forward to other guitar stores you may know in the area.

more added: it has a Mastery Bridge, and the pickguard has been changed so stickers might be different. it’s a 1960 serial#41927″

The news follows on in a long list of lost instruments involving his former band.

In September, guitarist Lee Ranaldo revealed he had recovered two of their infamously stolen modified guitars thirteen years after they were originally lost.

A truckload of one-of-a-kind personally-altered guitars, amps, drums and pedals were stolen in the middle of the night in Orange County back in 1999, leading to the band scrapping all material they wrote on the instruments.

The group went on to release one of their least well-received records in the form of NYC Ghosts and Flowers.

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