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Five Vintage Guitars Stolen from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' Rehearsal Space

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers reported yesterday that five vintage guitars belonging to the band were stolen from a sound stage in Culver City, California, where they've been rehearsing for an upcoming U.S. tour.

Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary.

Petty and the band are offering a $7,500 reward -- with no questions asked -- to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars.

People with information on the whereabouts of the guitars are asked to call Detective Grant at the Culver City Police Department at 310-253-6305. They also can write to stolenguitars@tompetty.com -- but Petty & Co. specify that you should write only if you have actual information.

The stolen guitars include:

Tom's blonde 1967 Rickenbacker 360/12 (serial # GH 3747), pictured at left

Scott's 1967 Epiphone Sheraton (serial # to be updated ASAP)

Tom's 1965 Gibson SG TV Junior (serial # 318533)

Ron's Fender Broadcaster (serial # to be updated ASAP)

Mike's Duesenberg Mike Campbell Model (serial # to be updated ASAP)

For photos of the stolen guitars, head here.Click here for updates and more info about the guitars.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.