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Collectible guitars stolen from southeast Calgary home: police

Calgary police are investigating a break-and-enter that resulted in 12 collectible guitars being stolen from a southeast home.
Calgary police are investigating a break-and-enter that resulted in 12 collectible guitars being stolen from a southeast home. Calgary Police Service

Calgary police are looking to the public for tips after a break and enter to a southeast home saw more than $23,000 worth of collectible guitars stolen.

Between May 28 and June 1, police said suspects broke into a home in the 3800 block of 30 Avenue S.E., taking 12 guitars from the residence while the owners were away.

Calgary police are investigating a break-and-enter that resulted in 12 collectible guitars being stolen from a southeast home.
Calgary police are investigating a break-and-enter that resulted in 12 collectible guitars being stolen from a southeast home. Calgary Police Service

Speaking to Global News, victim Eric Clark said most of the guitars are one-of-a-kind:

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“There’s one of them that — it’s a white ’79 Gibson Explorer that I’ve customized myself — I bought that when I was 16 or 17 years old. That’s the one that means the most to me,” Clark said. “I want to get that back the most. That one was my guitar – the rest of them have had previous owners; I’m a collector.

“It hurts a lot, because I contacted a couple of the guys that I bought the guitars from, some guys in the (United) States and whatnot, and I told them I was sorry, and they told me not to feel bad.”

Police are asking for help to recover the stolen items, which include:

  • one white LTD Pre-Lawsuit EXP
  • one black LTD Pre-Lawsuit EXP with EMG 81/85 pickups
  • one black LTD Pre-Lawsuit V with black grover turners
  • one LTD JH600 Jeff Hanneman Signature with Floyd Rose, autographed by members of Battlecross
  • one purple LTD Baritone Snakebyte
  • one black Dean ML with over 100 autographs
  • one black Gibson 7-String Explorer
  • one white Gibson ’79 Explorer, with EMG pickups/Sperxel Locking Tuners
  • one white, right-handed, Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster
  • one black, right-handed, Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Standard
  • one Holoflash finish Spector Rex5 Bass
  • one black and white Legacy Rickenbacker 4003

Anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the stolen guitars is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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