Gibson teamed up with Tool guitarist Adam Jones, to create some very special Les Paul signature guitars. 79 in fact were made and then signed by Jones. 13 of these were stolen from the back of a delivery truck at a Flying J in Whiteland, IN.
Sweetwater and Gibson reported the theft. “Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop,” said Sweetwater Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich. “Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person/s knew exactly what to look for and when.”
“These guitars were the dream guitars of 13 Gibson and Adam Jones fans, who had been patiently waiting for them to be delivered,” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson. “We have decided to publish the serial numbers of the 13 stolen guitars and are appealing to all of Gibson’s fans to keep an eye out for them and let us know if they surface. Our fans should ask any third-party sellers for a serial number before purchasing to be sure they are not being sold one of the stolen guitars.”
The serial numbers for these guitars are listed below. If you do happen to come across one, please report to the local authorities.