NYC Rockers The Strokes have a reward in store for the person who tracks down a guitar “lost” by band member and guitarist, Nick Valensi.
The guitar player’s Epiphone guitar apparently went missing while it was being shipped from New York to Los Angeles earlier this month.
The Strokes issued a statement on the band’s official website asking anyone with information of any kind to come forward and help locate the missing instrument. The statement said how “bummed” Valensi is at losing the instrument, and asked anyone with details to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The band has a substantial reward for the return of the guitar: $5,000 (£3,500) after an initial appeal of the band offering $1000.00 proved unfruitful.
The Strokes tweeted: “Unfortunately, we still haven’t found Nick’s missing guitar..we’ve updated the amount on the reward we are offering.”
A description of Nick Valensi’s guitar and it’s case is below:
Colour: Natural (Orange-ish hue)
Model: 1995 Riviera
Serial Number: R95E5702
What makes it unique: The pic guard has been removed. The headstock plate has an “E” Epiphone logo on it. Trapezoidal “mother-of-pearl” inlays on the neck. It’s been modified with P-94 pick ups and trapeze tailpiece.
Black Calzone Flight case with metal edges and butterfly latches. There’s a crack in the bottom of the case with gaffer tape covering it up. Covered in fragile stickers and other markings from traveling.
The missing guitar is quite the blow for the guitar player as the band revealed it is back in the studio working on new music.
For fans, the good news is that The Strokes recently confirmed that the boys will be headlining at the Governor’s Ball Festival 2016 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City alongside Kanye West, The Killers, and Beck in June.