The Strokes Enlist Fans’ Help in Finding Nick Valensi’s Missing Guitar
In an unfortunate turn of events, the Strokes’ Nick Valensi lost his guitar en route from New York City to L.A. The band ask fans to help keep an eye out for the missing Epiphone Riviera (that’s it pictured above) in a post to their website.
The band offered a detailed description of the axe and its case:
Color: Natural (Orange-ish hue)
Model: 1995 Riviera
Serial Number: R95E5702
What makes it unique: The pic guard has been removed. The headstock plate has an “E” Epiphone logo on it. Trapezoidal “mother-of-pearl” inlays on the neck. It’s been modified with P-94 pick ups and trapeze tailpiece.
Black Calzone Flight case with metal edges and butterfly latches. There’s a crack in the bottom of the case with gaffer tape covering it up. Covered in fragile stickers and other markings from traveling.
Anyone who might come across the missing guitar -- in pawn shops, on eBay or otherwise -- can get in touch with the band at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.