On October 30, a pallet containing 13 of Tool guitarist Adam Jones‘ new 1979 Les Paul Custom signature guitars were stolen from a Sweetwater truck at a truck stop in Whiteland, Indiana. The instruments were said to be worth nearly $95,000.
Sweetwater‘s Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich commented:
“Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop. Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person(s) knew exactly what to look for and when.”
Gibson‘s CMO Cesar Gueikian added:
“These guitars were the dream guitars of 13 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 13 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.”
Detective Kenny Polley of the Whiteland Police Department is currently on the case and he is seeking information regarding the theft. If you know anything, you can contact him at KPolley@whitelandpd.us or (317) 535-8100. Here’s the serial numbers: