A Sweetwater Music truck was targeted at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, Indiana, where a pallet of new Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst guitars was stolen on 30 October 2020.
Sweetwater Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich told MetalTalk: “Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop. Totalling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person/s knew exactly what to look for and when.”
Cesar Gueikian of Gibson said: “These guitars were the dream guitars of thirteen Gibson and Adam Jones fans, who had been patiently waiting for them to be delivered. We have decided to publish the serial numbers of the thirteen stolen guitars and are appealing to all of Gibson’s fans to keep an eye out for them and let us know if they surface.
“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.”
David Fuhr, SVP of The Sweetwater Experience told us: “Our loyal customers have been waiting a long time to receive these guitars and will be devastated. We hope Gibson and Sweetwater’s tight-knit community of guitarists will be able to help us recover the stolen items and that the people responsible for the theft are caught.”
Anyone with information regarding the guitars should contact Detective Kenny Polley of the Whiteland Police Department at KPolley@whitelandpd.us or (317) 535-8100.