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Monday, October 3

Dean Ween Is Asking the Internet to help him find his 1961 Fender Stratocaster that has been stolen from a recent gig.

Dean Ween Is Asking the Internet to help him find his 1961 Fender Stratocaster that has been stolen from a recent gig. 

    Dean Ween went to the Internet with a different rant today. He needs help finding his stolen guitar. I am currently listening to Phish, but if you give a shit. He just wants his guitar back, no questions asked. Here is another rant! 

I’ve been forced to wait until I had exhausted every single scenario of it being misplaced, accidentally loaded into the wrong vehicle, etc—but on Wednesday night at John and Peter’s in New Hope I was loading my amplifier into my truck and when I returned to the club my 1961 Stratocaster with a 61 Jazzmaster neck was stolen. (serial number 61936) At first I thought maybe someone loaded it into my truck thinking they were doing me a favor. But I instinctively knew something was wrong. I have talked to every band member, but I can’t account for some of the other guys that sat in. If anyone has heard, or saw anything from Wednesday please contact me at 215-693-4215 or email me at vealmarsala@gmail.com There will be no questions asked, I just want my guitar back. This guitar was to be the replacement for my other 61 Strat (ole Red) and a lot of time went in to finding the perfect neck, body, hardware etc. The emotional part of this is brutal—-the cameras at the club were malfunctioning that evening but the club has been very supportive in helping me find the culprit. Again, I just want the guitar returned, it is irreplaceable and a lot of time and love went into it’s construction. It’s 55 years old and has a Brazilian Slab rosewood neck, which were discontinued in mid 1962, making it virtually irreplaceable without spending quite a bit of money. I guarantee you this will never happen again. New Hope Police 215-348-7400 if you’ve heard someone brag about the caper. ALSO–IT WAS IN A TAN LEATHER LEVY GIG BAG