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Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore guitar stolen in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sonic Youth guitarist and singer Thurston Moore says his iconic guitar was stolen after a show in Philadelphia.

Moore reported on the band's Facebook page Thursday that his circa-1966 Fender Jazzmaster guitar was pilfered late Wednesday night from the Best Western hotel where he was staying.

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Philadelphia police spokeswoman Jillian Russell said Moore was in the hotel's bar with his luggage and guitar when he noticed the guitar was missing. She said it's valued at $20,000.

Such appeals to the public have helped the band track down stolen gear before. A rental truck full of their one-of-a-kind guitars, amps and drums was stolen in southern California in 1999.

Moore is a founding member of Sonic Youth, an influential alternative band that formed in 1981 in New York City.

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Dec 14, 2012 11:31PM
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I have a 59 Jazzmaster I inherited from my father... you can borrow it till yours is found. Hope it find its way back soon.

Dec 14, 2012 8:56PM
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 We can only hope a more gifted guitarist stole it for the greater good of music as a whole.

Dec 14, 2012 5:26PM
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I'm demanding 100k and a personal concert in my treefort.  yawn.
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