Keep Your Eyes Open for Johnny A’s Stolen Guitars

Unfortunately this is not the first time we have has to do this. I despise reporting on the theft of an artist’s property. Johnny A the critically acalimed axeman recently had 3 rare guitars stolen from his Salem, New Hampshire home while on tour in Japan and Europe.

We picked up on this story by Jo-Anne MacKenzie from the Eagle-Tribune today and are compelled to pass the information on to you readers. Here is part of Jo-Anne’s story that describes the missing guitars. You can read her whole story here.

“I want to make it difficult for anybody to fence these,” Johnny A. said yesterday. “It’s me being proactive. … Someone knows someone who did it, someone’s going to talk, it will eventually get back to the people who took them.”

Two of the three guitars stolen were unique, he said. One is a 1967 Gibson EB-2 bass with a rare burgundy metallic finish. Another is one of just 40 produced, a Gibson Montana custom advanced jumbo acoustic with a sunburst finish. That guitar is identifiable by its slimmer body and unusual three-piece back, the guitarist said.

The third guitar is of great sentimental value to its owner because it was a Christmas gift from his family. It’s a Hofner re-issue McCartney bass.

On a personal note I recently met Johnny A at a Charlie Farren/Jon Butcher show and he couldn’t have been nicer. He is a humble and likeable guy. Please help get these guitars back in the hands they belong in.