Sonic Youth Guitar Stolen In Philly

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, performing in Philly last night at Space 1026, had a prized piece stolen from the Best Western he was staying in. Here’s Thurston’s plea, penned late last night on the band’s website.

Hi — 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.



Poor Thurston. It’s only been a few months since the band recovered a couple axes missing since a 1999 theft. Still, what a perfect opportunity for Sonic Youth to band together, break out of its hiatus, and bust the thieves. [Sonic Youth News]