A pallet of new Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst guitars has been stolen from a Sweetwater Music truck at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, Indiana on October 30, Gibson reports.
The truck was en route to Fort Wayne, Indiana, the headquarters of Sweetwater Sound.
Sweetwater chief supply chain and merchandising officer Phil Rich says: “Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop. Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person/s knew exactly what to look for and when.”
Cesar Gueikian of Gibson added: “These guitars were the dream guitars of 13 Gibson and Adam Jones fans, who had been patiently waiting for them to be delivered. We have decided to publish the serial numbers of the 13 stolen guitars and are appealing to all of Gibson‘s fans to keep an eye out for them and let us know if they surface. Our fans should ask any third-party sellers for a serial number before purchasing to be sure they are not being sold one of the stolen guitars.”
Anyone with any information should contact detective Kenny Polley of the Whiteland Police Department at [email protected] or (317) 535-8100.
As previously announced, Gibson and TOOL‘s Adam Jones launched a multi-year partnership and collaboration which premiered on October 27 with the new Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar, a limited-edition guitar from Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab that exactly recreates Adam‘s No. 1 guitar, his prized original Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul. Upon release, all of the guitars immediately sold out worldwide.