Bernard Butler is offering a cash reward for information leading to the return of his prized 12-string acoustic guitar which was stolen at last weekend’s Glastonbury.
The guitar, which is pictured on the inside booklet of his album, ‘People Move On’, is the same one on which he wrote most of the album’s songs. It was stolen sometime between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday afternoon (June 28) as his equipment was transported from Glastonbury’s acoustic stage to the main stage.
His spokesperson told NME: “As the van was taking his stuff over to the other stage, someone opened one of the back doors, stuck their hand in and took the guitar. Bernard wasn’t in the van and the driver was totally unaware that a door had been opened. The van was travelling slowly because of the mud. The person who took it was spotted but nobody could offer any description of him.”
The guitar is a 1969 12-string acoustic Martin. The model number is: D-35/12 and the serial number is 240710. It has a pick-up fitted onto the sound hole. Butler’s offering a cash reward for information leading to the guitar’s return. Anyone with any information should call Louise Allen at his management office on (London) 0171 581 0261. No questions will be asked.