NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A valuable vintage Gibson 1954 Les Paul
"Black Beauty" Guitar, owned for many years by singer-songwriter Graham Nash,
disappeared in a New York City yellow taxicab at approximately 11PM on the
night of Thursday, October 23, 2003. When the guitar went missing, it was in
the trunk of a cab located at the northeast corner of West 139 St. and
Broadway in Manhattan.
At the time, the instrument was on loan to Nash family friend Kinski
Rodriguez of the rock band Madrepore, who was in New York playing a show.
Rodriguez also lost other electronics and personal items that were in the
trunk with the guitar when the car drove away before he could get his
belongings. The incident, which was reported on October 24, is filed with the
NYPD as complaint # 2003-030-66146. The yellow cab driver's name was Ramir,
and the first two numbers/letters of his I.D. badge are believed to be 2K.
Beyond its monetary value, the Gibson 1954 Les Paul "Black Beauty" Guitar
is of great personal value to Graham Nash. Nash is offering a reward of
$1,000.00, plus tickets to a future Crosby, Stills & Nash concert, for the
safe return of the instrument -- no questions asked. The serial number of the
guitar is #65683. Anyone having information on its whereabouts should send it
via the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include details on how
they can be contacted. The Nash family is simply interested in having the
instrument back, and thanks anyone who can help make that happen.
SOURCE Graham Nash