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Shipment of Adam Jones' signature Gibson guitars reported stolen


A shipment of Tool guitarist Adam Jones‘ signature Gibson guitars has been reported stolen.

According to a press release, the theft occurred on October 30 at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, Indiana. The guitars were stolen off a truck headed to the headquarters of the music gear retailer Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop,” says Sweetwater Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich. “Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person/s knew exactly what to look for and when.”

“These guitars were the dream guitars of 13 Gibson and Adam Jones fans, who had been patiently waiting for them to be delivered,” adds Cesar Gueikian of Gibson.

In an effort to find the guitars, Gibson has published the serial numbers of the instruments.

“We…are appealing to all of Gibson’s fans to keep an eye out for them and let us know if they surface,” Gueikian says. “Our fans should ask any third-party sellers for a serial number before purchasing to be sure they are not being sold one of the stolen guitars.”

If you have any information regarding the guitars, you can contact Detective Kenny Polley of the Whiteland Police Department at KPolley@whitelandpd.us or 317-535-8100. 

Gibson first announced the launch of the Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom just last week. The guitar is modeled after Jones’ own prized Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul.

By Josh Johnson
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