Tom Petty’s Guitars Stolen From Tour Rehearsal

Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been stolen from the Soundstage in Culver City where they have been rehearsing for their US tour which will start next week.

The stolen guitars are:





Tom’s Rickenbacker 360/12 – 1967 Blonde (serial # GH 3747)





Scott’s Epiphone Sheridan – 1967 (serial # TBC)





Tom’s Gibson SG TV Junior – 1965 (serial # 318533)





Ron’s Fender Broadcaster – (serial # TBC)
(The photo is of Mike’s Broadcaster, but Ron’s was stolen.)





Mike’s Dusenberg Mike Campbell Model (serial # TBC)

Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are offering a $7500 reward with no questions asked to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of these stolen guitars:
Culver City Police Department, Detective Grant, (310) 253 6305 or email (Please only email if you have actual information).

Original post from Tom Petty’s website:


The celebrity new site TMZ has reported that Tom Petty’s guitars have been recovered.

A rep for Culver Studios, where the guitars were stolen told TMZ, the suspect who was arrested did not work for the studio, but for an independent contractor. The rep adds, “We feel a real sense of responsibility for everything that happens on our lot and we have conveyed our profound apologies to Mr. Petty for the distress this incident has caused him.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are due to headline the Isle of Wight Festival alongside Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam this summer.


About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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