Five guitars stolen from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Less than a week before the start of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' 2012 tour, five guitars belonging to the band have been stolen from their rehearsal spot, the Soundstage Studio in Culver City, California.

The stolen guitars are as follows: Tom Petty's 1967 blonde Rickenbacker 360/12 (serial no. GH 3747), Petty's 1965 Gibson SG TV Junior (serial no. 318533), Scott Thurston's 1967 Epiphone Sheraton, Ron Blair's Fender Broadcaster and one of Mike Campbell's Duesenberg Mike Campbell Signature Models. (All pictured lo-res in the gallery.)

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The burglary is being investigated by law enforcement. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers have offered a $7,500 reward (no questions asked) to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the stolen guitars.

Anybody with information about the stolen guitars can e-mail

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.