Rock legends Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been the victims of theft, as five of their guitars have been stolen from a Los Angeles-area studio, the band says on their website. The band posts that the missing guitars include Petty's 1965 Gibson SGTV Junior and his 1967 12-strong blonde Rickenbacker 360 (pictured, inset), a Fender Broadcaster belonging to bassist Ron Blair, a 1967 Epiphone Sheridan belonging to rhythm guitar player Scott Thurston and a Dusenberg Mike Campbell model belonging to lead guitarist Mike Campbell.
The band has offered a $7500 reward with "no questions asked to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars."
Police are also investigating the theft, which occurred Thursday (April 12). The band has been rehearsing for a North American tour that is set to kick off Wednesday, April 18 in Colorado and runs through June 3 before the band takes off for a European leg of the tour.