I've just seen this old news story about a guy who had his vintage 1966 Rickenbacker stolen in '96 finally finding (& having to pay a high price) to get back his guitar. https://www.ocregister.com/2013/10/11/after-years-of-vigilance-guitar-player-gets-his-ricky-back/ Anyway it reminded me of my month old 1980 USA Fender Telecaster 3 colour sunburst, rosewood neck / black P.G. stolen by a scumbag with other gear from my house flat in '81. I worked hard to save the money for the first decent guitar I ever had. It was someone who moved out that day, never to be seen again. It's the only Telecaster I ever had, I remember my guitar teacher at the time, telling me I was better off with a Strat anyway. When I did get a new '81 Strat afterwards after working long hours again & saving up, I never got on with it & sold it to get a vintage '63 Fender Jaguar. Seems that the only Strats I like are the pre CBS ones! The guitar teacher didn't want me to learn Hendrix, Beatles, Who & The Jam material anyway so that was the last of him!. I know it's only a guitar but that old Tele still plays on my mind, even though I had it for 4 weeks or so. It appears that the late '70's Tele's didn't have as much changes made in their design from the early '60's as compared to Strats during the same period. So I'm considering building or doing a partscaster Tele in the same style when time allows. Anyone else got any stolen guitar stories, about the guitars that you once owned which were robbed & disappeared without trace over the years? Maybe you got your old missing guitar back years later & it had a story to tell?