Thurston Moore Is the Worst at Not Getting Robbed

Loss of iconic black Jazzmaster is yet another gear caper in Sonic Youth history

Sonic Youth Thurston Moore Jazzmaster Guitar Stolen
Thurston Moore's missing Jazzmaster
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Chris Martins

Just when it seemed like things were looking up for the guitar gods in Sonic Youth. In September, we reported that Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo were reunited with a pair of axes that'd been nicked from them all the way back in 1999. Now, as Brooklyn Vegan reports, Moore is missing another one of his iconic modified Jazzmasters — the black one with the stickers all over it — after a show at Philadelphia's SPACE Wednesday night.

Moore shared the above photo on Sonic Youth's Facebook page with the following message:

Hi -- Thurston Moore had his 1966 (circa) Fender Jazzmaster stolen from the Best Western in Philadelphia (501 N 22nd St) last night 12-12-12 around 12 midnight. It's Thurston's iconic Sonic Youth black Jazzmaster with all the stickers on its body. Here's a couple of photos. A police report has been filed. Please email us if anyone tries to sell this relic to yur store, it would be appreciated. Please forward to other guitar stores you may know in the area.

He also added the following details in the comments section: "it's a 1960 serial #41927" and "also it has a Mastery Bridge, and the pickguard has been changed so stickers might be different." Perhaps he and J Mascis can share postage on a letter to Santa Claus since the Dinosaur Jr. gnarlmeister lost his signature white Squier at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon in October. Good luck, buddies.

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