Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Raving station, beside yourself

OK, now this news from REM's website just sucks:


Sadly, Peter [Buck]'s signature Rickenbacker guitar was stolen from the stage immediately following tonight's performance in Helsinki, Finland. This is Peter's infamous signature Rick, which has been the staple of Peter's arsenal both live and in the studio since the band released Chronictown in 1982. Needless to say, this instrument means a great deal to Peter and to R.E.M. It is our sincere hope that whoever is responsible for the loss, or whoever has information which can help recover the guitar, will come forward to receive a generous reward, no questions asked.

For many rock guitarists, guitars may come and go . . . but Buck used the same guitar since the band's first release, 26 years ago.  The person who stole this will be going to hell for sure.

So for history's sake, here is the guitar making it's television debut:

1 Comments:

At 4:37 PM, Blogger bluelinebloggers posited...

Well, we should just pool our money and get him one of these, instead: http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/6/2/0/269620.jpg

 

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