Singer Tom Petty is offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to the return of 5 guitars that were stolen last Thursday from a sound stage in California. They went missing after he was rehearsing with his band for a music project.
‘Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ have been getting ready for their upcoming tour at a studio in Los Angeles, when the guitars belonging to the band members, including Petty himself, were stolen.
The band posted the reward for the guitars on their website and described the guitars to include, Petty’s 1967 12-string blonde Rickenbacker 360 and his 1965 Gibson SGTV Junior, as well as instruments belonging to bassist Ron Blair, rhythm guitar player Scott Thurston, and lead guitarist Mike Campbell.
The guitars are obviously very valuable to the band as they also indicated that they would give the reward “with no questions asked to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars.”
The tour begins on Wednesday in Colorado and police are currently investigating the theft.
‘Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ originated out of Gainsville, Florida in 1975 and amongst still touring they are still producing albums. Over the years, they have had several hits, which include “American Girl,” “Breakdown,” “The Waiting,” “Learning to Fly,” “Refugee” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”