“My 1957 Les Paul junior was stolen from my home”

Calling all prog fans… you all know you love great musical instruments, so no doubt you can feel the pain over this:

Kathleen Edwards’s 1957 Les Paul Junior guitar stolen

Keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground. Maybe you can help the guitar find its way home?

Show your support on Facebook too:

My 1957 Les Paul junior was stolen from my home in Stittsville, Ontario. I can only guess that someone came in through the back door when it was unlocked, picked it up, without a case, and walked out.

I am hoping that this post will circulate in the Ottawa area and come across the person responsible, or someone who has noticed a friend or relative with a new instrument kicking around:

Be very VERY sure, a 1957 les Paul doesn’t just get resold online, in a pawn shop, at a guitar store without gaining attention. You won’t be able to play it in front of people. It will draw attention, someone will notice. People who buy and sell valuable instruments know exactly what they are, and when they are stolen.

You will be caught if you try and sell it. I have tons of images of it, and documented serial number. So you have no chance to sell it and make money. And worse, you will be charged for a significant theft, and linked to a break and enter.

If the guitar is returned, I can accept a “no questions asked” agreement. Whether that means the guitar is returned to my business, Quitters coffee, to my home, or through a mutual acquaintance. I can accept a foolish drunken teenage lapse of judgement, a momentary hiccup in your moral being.

I can promise you that the instrument will not make you money, it will not go unnoticed and you will at some point be caught.

Do the right thing.


One thought on ““My 1957 Les Paul junior was stolen from my home”

  1. WELL-WRITTEN!!! UGH…………EVIL Idiots without ANY Respect or Morals for ANYTHING these days!!! I SO HOPE this person,acquire’s this guitar in a SAFE-SOUND condition from WHICH is was taken!!! As much as I post the “Negatives” regarding our “online” social networks………………I WILL SAY,that using THIS APPROACH right here………..is EXTREMELY Well thought out and True,as the crime will bring NOTICE to ALL who come across this unique instrument,that by touching it,playing it,selling it,buying it,ETC……….is going to LEAVE your “electronic-fingerprints” ALL OVER IT,when someone of goodwill SPOTS You doing just that!!! GOOD FOR HER!!!



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