John Koerner's guitar: Stolen
Wednesday 16 July @ 11:12:30
Someone broke into John Koerner's car on the evening of June 26 while it was parked in the back of his house in the Seward Neighborhood and stole his 12 string Gretsch guitar and Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier. The guitar was in a black hardshell case with black tape repair. What makes the guitar distinct is that Gretsch is misspelled: Gretsrh. It is natural wood with dark brown sides. The amp is more than 25 years old with a new reverb unit. It is black and about 20 inches tall and 2 feet wide. A reward will be paid for information leading to recovery of the guitar and amp, and it can be returned with no questions asked.
Sometimes there is a loss in the community that is felt deeply by everyone. The loss of Koerner's guitar affects anyone who has heard him play and remembers the joy he had when he banged out tunes on it. This is a theft from all of us.
Anyone with information about the guitar should call John at 612-729-2766.
It is possible that small kids on the block or in the neighborhood broke into the car and stole the guitar without knowing anything about it or John Koerner. If you live anywhere near 24th Street and 32nd Avenue, near Matthews Park, please ask some of the younger kids if they've seen something like it.