5 pieces of iconic guitar gear that were lost… and are still missing today

Will we ever solve the mystery of these lost parts of rock ‘n’ roll history? Maybe we can help you find them.


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The maxim that guitars are “just tools” is one that’s often trotted out by pros and amateurs alike, but let’s be real here – some pieces of gear are more important than others. Some hold historical significance, helping to shape the sound of a generation, others have personal or sentimental significance.

In any case, in the course of guitar history, sometimes these irreplaceable and important items are stolen, damaged, or simply become buried beneath the sands of time, becoming diamonds in the rough. Perhaps these pieces of gear are sitting in a pawn shop or in a closet somewhere, waiting to be rediscovered. Perhaps you’ll be the one to discover it, if you know what you’re looking for.


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