Heartbreaker in Culver City: Tom Petty's Guitars Swiped, Reward Offered

Five guitars were stolen from Culver Studios and Tom Petty is offering a $7,500 reward for their return.

Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were stolen from the Culver City studios where the band was rehearsing for an upcoming tour, a police sergeant said Saturday.

The band has posted detailed descriptions of the instruments as well as a $7,500 "no questions asked" reward on its website.

The stolen instruments include Petty's blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTVJunior, Mike Campbell's blue Dusenberg Mike Campbell model, Ron Blair's Fender Broadcaster and Scott Thurston's 1967 Epiphone Sheridan.

Pictures and serial numbers of the guitar were posted as well.

Culver City Police Sgt. Allen Shepherd said he could only confirm the guitars were stolen from Culver Studios, 9336 W. Washington Blvd., and that they belonged to Petty.

The band has asked anyone with information about the guitar heist to StolenGuitars@TomPetty.com or call Culver City police detectives at (310) 253-6305.


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