UK busker gets stolen acoustic replaced thanks to Vintage Guitars

Philip the busker
(Image credit: JHS Ltd.)

A homeless busker in the UK who woke up to discover his guitar had been stolen has become the recipient of a brand new instrument from UK distributor JHS.

The 47 year-old musician – who hails from South Africa and goes only by the name Philip – was sleeping outside a perfume store in the UK town of Malvern Link on April 17 when the guitar was taken. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.