Category: Guitar Crime

Zakk Wylde’s Guitar Stolen

Zakk Wylde

If you know anything about the image of Zakk Wylde, it’s probably his infamous black and white concentric Gibson Les Paul. The guitar has defined Wylde’s look since back in his days playing for Ozzy, and is truly a unique piece of guitar history. As of very recently, the guitar has entered a new chapter in its life: MIA. The guitar was stolen from Wylde’s tour bus during his recent trip to Chicago to perform at the Experience Hendrix tour,…

$5,000 XOX guitar stolen from the P-Funk bus

Posted 09 Aug 2011 in Guitar Crime

A guitar made by XOX Audio Tools, valued at $5,000 by the owner, has been stolen from George Clinton’s P-Funk tour bus. The model of guitar is called “The Handle” and was taken as the band were clearing up after their gig at the Soul Food Festival at Shelby Farms, near Memphis, TN. Anyone who knows of the whereabouts of the guitar should contact Mickey Keaton, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, on (901) 568-5645.

Police buy stolen guitar and return it to widow

Posted 08 Aug 2011 in Guitar Crime

Joseph Belloise’s Takamine acoustic guitar is back home, courtesy of Boynton Beach police. Joseph Belloise died a year ago at the age of 67, but it holds many memories for his widow, Francesca. The treasured guitar was among several items taken from her home and car during break-ins about eight months ago. “I never thought I was going to see it again”, she said. Local police were touched by the case and tracked the instrument down at a pawnshop in…

Man imprisoned for hitting stepmother with guitar

Posted 30 Jul 2011 in Guitar Crime

An unemployed man who hit his stepmother with a guitar and a stick has been sentenced to four years’ jail by a court in Malasia. Yulazim Sandi, 26, who pleaded guilty to the offence, told the court that he did not know what he was doing as he was “high” from sniffing glue at the time. He committed the offence after his stepmother refused to hand him her house key. He was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code,…

Man gets time for theft of XOX Handle

Posted 18 Jul 2011 in Guitar Crime

Who says the wheels of justice turn slowly? Only three days ago we reported the arrest of a man accused of stealing a carbon-fibre and composite XOX Handle guitar from Le Blonde Dames’ guitarist Christopher Garcia. The man has already admitted his guilt and has been sentenced to 8 months. The court heard he had only just been released on licence and Sheriff Derrick McIntyre ordered he go back to prison to serve the unexpired portion of his sentence –…

Man arrested in connection with the theft of carbon fibre XOX Handle guitar

Posted 15 Jul 2011 in Guitar Crime

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged theft of a guitar from a Californian rock band at an Edinburgh hotel. The instrument, a relatively rare carbon fibre and composite “XOX Handle” belonged to Le Blonde Dames’ guitarist Christopher Garcia. The band were staying in Edinburgh last week ahead of their performance at the T In The Park festival. Officers recovered the custom-made £2,000 guitar after it was offered to a music store on South…

Guitar critic gets hammered

Posted 15 May 2011 in Guitar Crime

A 31-year-old man was severely beaten up because he had asked a housemate to stop playing the guitar in the small hours of Friday morning. That set off an argument between the two who were living in the workers’ quarters in Dungun, Myanmar. Other workers managed to restrain them and the victim went to bed. Later while the victim was asleep, the suspect took a hammer and hit him on the head. In a bid to conceal the attack, the…

Man repels attackers with broken guitar

Posted 10 Apr 2011 in Guitar Crime

A man armed with nothing but a broken guitar repelled an attack by two men in which his throat was cut. The 48 year old man needed 26 stitches to his wrist, neck, ear and chest following the attack close to his home in Muirhouse, near Edinburgh, Scotland. He had suffered a three inch cut to his throat, two cracked ribs, a bruised chest bone, a black eye and a bruised cheek bone after being hit over the head with…

Woman charged with stealing guitar from baptist church

Posted 09 Apr 2011 in Guitar Crime

A woman from Kingsport, Tennessee, has been arrested after allegedly entering Higher Ground Baptist Church, wandering around, then exiting with a bass guitar. The guitar was later sold to a pawn shop, located less than a quarter mile from the church, leading police to the identity of the alleged thief. She has been charged with felony theft of more than $500. According to records at the Kingsport Police Department, the guitar was reported stolen on April 3. An officer responded…

Tattoo artist attacked with sword and guitar

Posted 07 Apr 2011 in Guitar Crime

A man was arrested Monday in Orlando, FL, on suspicion of attacking a tattoo artist and a customer with a sword and guitar before being struck over the head with a glass table top. He was arrested on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to police, he entered the shop and the tattoo artist asked him to look through some books while he finished with a customer. While the…