Five guitars were stolen from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers last week while they were in a California Soundstage rehearsing for an upcoming tour. The theft took place at The Culver Studios last Thursday, and the band wants their guitars back!
On the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers website, they announced a “no questions asked” $7,500 reward for information leading to the guitars’ return.
Two of the stolen guitars belonged to Petty himself- a blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and a Gibson SGTV Junior. Mike Campbell got his blue Dusenberg stolen. Ron Blair lost his Fender Broadcaster, and Scott Thurston is missing his 1967 Epiphone.
Come on, thieves, if you’re reading this, don’t do Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers like that! Give the guitars back before they have a breakdown. Let them play their music!
By Ikam Acosta