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6 vintage guitars worth more than $100K stolen in Fredericton

Police need help finding six vintage guitars worth more than $100,000 that were stolen from a Fredericton residence.

Fredericton Police say the collectible guitars were stolen from a house on Saunders Street

Stolen Guitars


6 years ago
Shane Fowler is following a story about a theft from a home in downtown Fredericton. Six vintage guitars worth more than $100,000 were stolen. 2:04

Police need help finding six vintage guitars worth more than $100,000 that were stolen from a Fredericton residence.

The guitars were taken from a home on Saunders Street, along with some other items, on Jan. 29

The stolen guitars include:

  • 1957 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1952 Les Paul
  • 1969 Gibson SG custom
  • 1965 and 1966 Sunburst Precision basses
  • Gretsch Billy Bo

The police say the thieves broke into the downtown home through a locked door between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Christopher Hawkins works at a downtown shop that buys and sells new and used guitars. He quickly learned what had happened when police sent out the alert. 

"The first few days, the first week that had happened, we had an officer come into the store and tell us what had gone missing," he said. 

Hawkins doubts the thief would be able to easily pawn them.  

"No. Something like that, of that nature, would stick out like a sore thumb. Everybody would crowd around and go, 'Look at that!' That is not something that we get in every day — hardly ever — so that would be a hard piece to get by us."

The Fredericton Police are asking for help in finding the guitars.

"There were other items taken, but by far the greatest value were these guitars. We're asking the public to take a look because they are fairly unique," said police spokeswoman Alycia Morehouse. 

"They are not just your everyday items. So someone might recognize one and be able to share some information with us."


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