R.E.M. Guitar Stolen

R.E.M. is offering a generous reward with no questions asked for the safe return of guitarist Peter Buck’s Rickenbacker guitar that was stolen following their show at Finnair Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.

September 9. This is not just any guitar: Buck helped spawn an era of jangly guitar music with his Rickenbacker, using it as his signature instrument both live and in the studio since the debut EP Chronic Town in 1982.

R.E.M. is currently on tour with dates through November.