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Stolen Instruments

How to Thwart Music Equipment Theft

Guitar/CMA/ By Randy Rudder
From rock stars to up-and-comers towing U-Haul trailers, too many artists and musi­cians have been victims of equipment theft. Whether it’s Tom Petty and the Heart­breakers losing five vintage guitars during a soundcheck to a sticky-fingered security guard, or Country newcomer JJ Lawhorn being ripped off for $4,000 worth of gear from his band’s van while checking into a hotel in Valdosta, Ga., no one is immune. But everyone can more effectively deal with and prevent equipment loss.

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