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    Someone just strolled into a Hard Rock Cafe and walked out with Eddie Van Halen’s $100k Frankenstrat

    By Michael Astley-Brown

    Prized guitar gone missing

    Anyone who’s been into a Hard Rock Cafe has gazed longingly at the artist-played gear on the wall, but visitors tend to refrain from actually taking anything home - apart from one patron at the San Antonio, Texas branch, who made off with an Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat worth $100,000.

    In the evening of Thursday 16 November, the thief strolled into the Cafe, grabbed the guitar from the wall and walked straight out, according to My San Antonio.

    Authorities are now searching for the suspect and the hugely valuable guitar, which could prove tricky, given nobody witnessed the theft or even noticed it missing until one employee clocked its absence while closing up shop.

    The guitar is one of Eddie’s many custom-made Frankenstrats made by Kramer during the ’80s and early-’90s.
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    That's wrong but.....I understand

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    Guy has good taste. He'll be apprehended immediately because you can't pawn something like that or sell it.

    I cant even take a shit in a public bathroom in peace without 10 people walking in. How can this person do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    The guitar they show in this clip is the HFT guitar, which has been in private hands for years... Its not the guitar that was stolen... I saw another clip on Facebook and the guitar that was stolen was a Charvel Art Series guitar that he striped up and sold. Definitely not worth 100k though.
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    When I worked at a music store in the early 90's a similar thing happened. Some guy in a trench coat walked.in, browsed around, sent an employee to the rear of the store to get something from the rental dept., and walked out with a $10 000.00 anniversary Les Paul.

    I forget the exact model, but it had actual diamonds inlayed on the tail piece and/or headstock. I never did hear what happened to it or if they caught the guy. Luckily, the incident happened on my day off...
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    Apparently its already been found and returned to the Hard Rock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    When I worked at a music store in the early 90's a similar thing happened. Some guy in a trench coat walked.in, browsed around, sent an employee to the rear of the store to get something from the rental dept., and walked out with a $10 000.00 anniversary Les Paul.

    I forget the exact model, but it had actual diamonds inlayed on the tail piece and/or headstock. I never did hear what happened to it or if they caught the guy. Luckily, the incident happened on my day off...
    Could've been worse. He could have flashed open his trench coat and started masturbating in front of people. I hear that's a popular activity these days...
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    Yeah I felt bad I returned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Yeah I felt bad I returned it.
    That was the right thing to do.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    Apparently its already been found and returned to the Hard Rock...
    How in the hell did they recover it that quickly?

 

 

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