The Strokes have made appeals for help as guitarist Nick Valensi’s Epiphone guitar went missing in transit. The instrument went missing after a flight between New York, the band’s city of origin, and Los Angeles.

The band have issued a statement on their website pleading for anyone with information about the guitar’s whereabouts to come forward. The post stated that Valensi was “bummed”, and added “We deeply appreciate the extra eyes and ears”.

A description of the “beloved Epiphone” was enclosed alongside a contact email (info@wizkidmanagement.com) for anyone who may have seen the guitar on ebay or in a pawnshop.

Color: Natural (Orange-ish hue)

Brand: Epiphone

Model: 1995 Riviera

Serial Number: R95E5702

What makes it unique: The pic guard has been removed. The headstock plate has an “E” Epiphone logo on it. Trapezoidal “mother-of-pearl” inlays on the neck. It’s been modified with P-94 pick ups and trapeze tailpiece.

Case:
Black Calzone Flight case with metal edges and butterfly latches. There’s a crack in the bottom of the case with gaffer tape covering it up. Covered in fragile stickers and other markings from traveling.

The band have recently revealed that they are recording new music after their 2013 release ‘Comedown Machine’.

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RUPERT TAYLOR

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