Someone Ganked Thurston Moore’s Guitar From the Bar at the Best Western

Thurston Moore
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Alt-guitar god and Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore was dealt a six-string bummer Wednesday night while chilling at the bar at the Best Western near 22nd and Hamilton streets following his solo gig Space 1026. While seated there, some thief snuck up and ganked his prized 1966 Fender Jazzmaster, which was practically right next to him with his luggage. The seemingly beat and heavily stickered guitar, which he’s been shown shredding in countless photos and videos from the band’s lengthy tenure, is worth roughly $20,000. Surely the sentimental value is priceless. Police reports have been filed, and every Sonic Youth diehard in a 200 mile radius has there eyes peeled for it. Anyone with information about the guitar or its thieves are urged to contact police. [myfoxphilly]