Netizens mobilise to recover precious stolen guitar
Have you seen this vintage Gibson Les Paul?
The internet has mobilised to help one rather upset Canadian recover his stolen pride and joy - a vintage 1953 Gibson Les Paul.
Poor old Maurice recounts down at Craigslist how he was relieved of the venerable axe (see pic) and other sound kit on 5 June. As the owner of a prized Fender Telecaster, this hack was moved by his decription of the Les Paul as "my most personal possession, and I have always planned for my son to have it one day".
In a message to the thieves, Maurice says: "Have some decency and redeem some karma. Bring my guitar back. You've fucked my studio up and stolen a life-time collection of my shit. You stole my guitar rig, which was MY sound that I've spent years achieving.
"You haven't ripped off a money making business. You've ripped off my life and my spirit immeasurably by taking away the tools of the pursuit of my passion. I've worked extremely hard for my whole life to earn my right to do so, and you took it all away in an hour or two. You've also ripped off my son, now, and in the future. I don't have the money to replace the gear, so it's just gone."
Maybe not. As Maurice notes, the guitar in question is unique, and pretty difficult to miss if offered for sale.
So, Reg readers - have you seen this guitar? ®