Sonic Youth News, the official news page of Sonic Youth (if you hadn’t put that together), have reached out to their fanbase after Thurston Moore’s iconic guitar was reported stolen.
According to the post, the axe was taken from a Best Western in Philadelphia on Wednesday. It’s the same black Jazzmaster that Moore used throughout much of the Sonic Youth days.
Describing the instrument in extensive detail, the band are appealing to pawn shop owners, or anyone who is in the secondhand instrument business, to stay vigilant. Police have also been notified. The guitar is clearly well-loved: the frame is battered and bruised and the guitar is covered in years of stickers.
You can check out the full post here, which includes pics of the guitar.