A GUITARIST has had his pride and joy stolen ... but it’s so unusual it’s unlikely the thieves will be able to sell it on.
Daniel Shaw had been rehearsing with his band The Fungus Of Terror in Huddersfield and was packing his gear away when the thieves struck in the early hours of Friday morning.
They took the rhythm guitarist’s cherished Fender Stratocaster from his car along with a bag containing effects to use with the guitar.
The theft happened outside GN Studios in Paddock at 12.40am on Friday. Fellow band member drummer Kerry Hughes runs the studios on Birkhouse Lane. The other members are guitarist Stuart Marshall and lead guitarist Matt Bond.
Now 47-year-old Daniel has urged the thieves to return the gear.
He said: “I need to get my guitar and pedal board effects case and intact contents back somehow.
“The culprits will face trouble if they try to sell any of the specialist stuff. There is a market for the equipment but it is very risky as selling the stuff on will be hazardous and easy to detect. It is so identifiable.
“My guitar is worth more to me than to anyone else. I just want it back.’’
It has taken Daniel a long time to build up the guitar and the bits to go with it and describes it as “a unique treasured piece of DIY.’’
Daniel is a technician with Sowerby Bridge amplifier manufacturers Wienbrock and lives in the Calderdale town.
The guitar is a Fender Stratocaster in Natural Ash with 59 humbucker in the bridge and Warmoth neck. It has a red scratch plate.
The other items are an XL Flightcase Warehouse case with red velour inner base, Voodoo Labs Pedal power II plus power supply, Korg Pitchblack tuner, Budda Wah, Rowland Boss RE-20 Space Echo, Algal Bloom Fuzzhugger fuzz pedal, Dunlop Green Rhino overdrive to give a distorted sound, George Dennis Wizzard Blues overdrive/volume, Rowland Boss Blues Driver BD2, Korg Expression Pedal and an Electro Harmonix Memory Boy Delay.
Anyone with information should contact Daniel on 07715 055262.