The Strokes’ Nick Valensi reunited with missing guitar

However, it's not been returned in the best condition

The Strokes‘ Nick Valensi has confirmed his lost guitar has been recovered after an appeal.

Last month, Valensi’s Epiphone guitar went missing while being shipped between New York and Los Angeles.

The band later offered a reward for the safe return of the guitar, which was then increased from $1,000 (£700) to $5,000 (£3,500) after the initial appeal proved unfruitful.


Valensi’s wife, Amanda de Cadanet, has now confirmed on Instagram that he’s since been reunited with his lost guitar, albeit in a bad state.

Posting a photo of Valensi cradling the instrument, she wrote: “Mr V got his beloved guitar back. Sadly it is severely water damaged, and covered in rust, with no strings. Just maybe it can survive after some TLC.”

She added: “Nick wanted to thank each and every one of you who helped hunt for his guitar . #StrokesFans really are the best!!#nickvalensi #guitar.”

Late last year, it was revealed that The Strokes were back in the studio working on new music.

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The band released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with frontman Julian Casablancas confirming the news and pictures from a studio in Mexico also emerging.

The Strokes recently confirmed their first live date of 2016. The band will headline New York’s Governor’s Ball alongside Kanye West, The Killers and Beck in June.

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