Thurston Moore’s beloved 1960s Fender Jazzmaster (above) was recently stolen from a hotel bar in Philadelphia.
Here’s a statement from the band’s official website:
“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.”
Watch Moore play the guitar – which now sports a new pickguard that does not have some of the original stickers – in the video below.