Police have recovered a Fender Stratocaster signed by the likes of Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and others after Moore’s son Jack noticed it on eBay. The Strat was being signed to raise money for The Rainbows Children’s Hospice and went missing while in transit to Mark Knopfler a decade ago.
A stolen Stratocaster signed by 13 legendary guitarists has been found and will now be auctioned, with all proceeds going to the Rainbow Children’s Hospice.
Jack Moore currently runs an online guitar shop and was contacted by a customer concerning a peculiar guitar, a white 60th anniversary Strat with the signatures of 13 legendary guitarists including his late father and Thin Lizzy guitarist, Gary Moore.
Moore recognised his father’s signature, however, he had an inkling that something was a little off, as there was little to no background information about the star-scribbled instrument. After a short enquiry, police were contacted when someone recognised the guitar as stolen goods.
The guitar belonged to Dave Allen, who was thankful for the return and still plans to auction off the axe. The full list of guitarists that have signed the body is: Jimmy Page, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Wilko Johnson, Don McLean, Mark Knopfler, Andy Fairweather-Low an, of course, Gary Moore.
The auction will be held through Bonhams and all proceeds will be donated to The Rainbow Children’s Hospice as originally planned.