The Strokes Need Help Finding Nick Valensi’s Missing Guitar

performs at theThe Best Fest Presents GEORGE FEST An Evening To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison at The Fonda Theatre on September 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Musicians: They’re just like us, losing luggage somewhere in the travel fugue of flying from one American coast to another, or at least, the Strokes’ Nick Valensi is. Pitchfork points out the five-piece — which recently announced their return to the studio — posted a note asking for help and/or information about the missing Epiphone Riviera. Read it here and keep your eyes (and ears) peeled.

Hello Friends,
In a bit of unfortunate news, we’ve recently learned that Nick’s beloved Epiphone guitar has gone missing while being shipped from NYC to LA. A description of the guitar and its case is below and we ask that you join us in keeping an eye out for it. It goes without saying how bummed he is that it’s gone missing.

If you have any info at all about the guitar — perhaps see it in a pawn shop or on eBay – please send an email to [email protected]

Color: Natural (Orange-ish hue)
Brand: Epiphone
Model: 1995 Riviera
Serial Number: R95E5702
What makes it unique: The pic guard has been removed. The headstock plate has an “E” Epiphone logo on it. Trapezoidal “mother-of-pearl” inlays on the neck. It’s been modified with P-94 pick ups and trapeze tailpiece.

Black Calzone Flight case with metal edges and butterfly latches. There’s a crack in the bottom of the case with gaffer tape covering it up. Covered in fragile stickers and other markings from traveling.

We deeply appreciate the extra eyes and ears,
– The Strokes


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