The Strokes offer $5,000 reward for lost guitar

The Strokes have offered a reward of $5,000 for the return of guitarist Nick Valensi lost his 1955 Riviera Epiphone.

The Strokes offer $5,000 reward for lost guitar

The Strokes' guitarist Nick Valensi is offering a reward of $5,000 to the person who finds his lost Epiphone guitar.

The 1995 Riviera model was misplaced while being transported from New York to Los Angeles earlier this month and the band have now updated a statement on their official website to say they've increased the reward sum from $1,000 to $5,000 (£3,500).

The statement, which also includes a description of the stolen instrument, reads: "Hello Friends. In a bit of unfortunate news, we've recently learned that Nick's beloved Epiphone guitar has gone missing while being shipped from NYC to LA. A description of the guitar and its case is below and we ask that you join us in keeping an eye out for it. It goes without saying how bummed he is that it's gone missing. If you have any info at all about the guitar - perhaps see it in a pawn shop or on eBay - please send an email to We are offering a reward of $5,000 to the person that can direct us to the missing guitar.

We deeply appreciate the extra eyes and ears - The Strokes (sic)"

The 'Last Nite' rockers took to their Twitter account on Thursday night (21.01.16) to let their followers know it's still missing and they've increased the reward amount.

They wrote: "Unfortunately, we still haven't found Nick's missing guitar ... we've updated the amount on the reward we are offering (sic)"

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