Tack another guitar onto the long list of Sonic Youth equipment stolen over the years. Thurston Moore writes on the Sonic Youth site that his beloved 1960 Fender Jazzmaster guitar was stolen from his hotel in Philadelphia last night. A police report has been filed and Moore asks that guitar stores in the area keep an eye out for for the stickered-up Jazzmaster, which is pictured above.
Sonic Youth have had bad luck with this kind of thing before. The band lost a van full of touring gear during a robbery in 1999 that they’ve slowly been trying to recover over the last several years. With the help of fans, they retrieved two guitars stolen during the incident just this fall.
Watch Thurston perform at last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival: