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Tom Petty & Heartbreakers’ guitars stolen from L.A. sound stage

Tom Petty, shown in concert in Los Angeles in May 2009. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were stolen from a Southern California sound stage where the band had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour, according to an Associated Press report Saturday.

Culver City Police Sgt. Dan Sukal said the theft at the Culver Studios was reported Thursday. On its Web site, the band offered a “no questions asked” $7,500 reward for information leading to the return of the guitars.

The stolen instruments include Petty’s blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTVJunior, Mike Campbell’s blue Dusenberg, Ron Blair’s Fender Broadcaster and Scott Thurston’s 1967 Epiphone Sheridan.


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