Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Offer Reward for Return of Stolen Guitars

2:40 PM PST 04/16/2012 by Rachel Shapiro
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A $7,500 reward is being offered for the band's missing gear.

Five stolen guitars, a $7,500 reward and a trending Twitter topic --- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are missing their guitars and want them back.

The guitars were reported stolen from a soundstage in Culver City, CA, where the band has been rehearsing, preparing for an up-coming world tour.

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According to the band's website, the stolen gear includes a 1967 Blonde Rickenbacker, a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan, a 1965 Gibson SG TV Jr., a Fender Broadcaster and a Dusenberg Mike Campbell Model, which belonged to Campbell himself. The site also lists an email address specifically for information about the stolen goods.

"Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are offering a $7500 reward with no questions asked to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars," the site states.

Avid-tweeter Tom Petty first tweeted about the guitars on April 13 saying, “Need help finding these guitars,” along with a link to some pictures on his Facebook fan page.

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That same day the rocker tweeted several more times, including the links to the pictures in every tweet.

“Keep your eyes open for these guitars –Thanks.”

“Need to get these back, please help thank you all.”

“Anyone with information, it would be appreciated. No questions asked and a reward is offered. Thanks all.”

The tweets have continued to flow on Petty’s side, as well as an overwhelming amount of support from his fans and followers.

Singer Michelle Branch tweeted, “Wow. What a-holes. Who would steal guitars from @tompetty?? Can you help find 'em?”

Warner Brothers Records tweeted, “PLEASE HELP: @tompetty had 5 guitars stolen from him and is offering a $7,500 reward. NO questions asked.”

The band is set to kick-off their tour on April 18 in Broomfield, Colorado with or without the missing guitars. Petty tweets, “The show will go on.”

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