Randy Rhoads' stolen guitar and amp have been returned to his family

Randy Rhoads
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A Randy Rhoads-owned guitar and amp head have been returned to the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist's family after being stolen over a year ago.

The gear – Rhoads' first-ever electric guitar, a 1963 Harmony Rocket, and a rare prototype of his signature Marshall amp head – was taken in 2019 from the Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, California, the lesson studio founded by Randy's mother, Delores Rhoads, over 70 years ago.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com 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.