California police recover 9 stolen vintage guitars worth $225,000

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Santa Cruz police have recovered nine vintage guitars worth an estimated $225,000 that had been stolen last year as part of a $2 million heist in California. 

The catalog of recovered instruments includes electric guitars and acoustic guitars, and were found following the search of three different locations in the city by Santa Cruz Police Department detectives.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.