Carl Barât issues appeal after two guitars are stolen prior to Dirty Pretty Things rehearsal

Carl Barât of Dirty Little Things/The Libertines
(Image credit: Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

The Libertines guitarist Carl Barât has had two of his electric guitars stolen in London ahead of a rehearsal with his side group, Dirty Pretty Things.

In a new statement posted on his personal Twitter page and subsequently re-shared on The Libertines' account, the instruments – one of which is Barât's Gibson Melody Maker – are referred to as two of Barât's “most treasured guitars."

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.