Carl Barât reunited with prized Gibson Melody Maker as stolen guitars recovered

Carl Barât
(Image credit: Carl Barât/Twitter)

The Libertines guitarist Carl Barât has been reunited with two guitars that were stolen back in May before he rehearsed with his side group, Dirty Pretty Things.

The guitars, one of which is Barât’s “treasured” Gibson Melody Maker, were taken in the Homerton area of east London, and “hold an unfathomable amount of sentimental value”, the guitarist explained on social media at the time.

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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.