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Gibson Guitar Offers Reward for Stolen Orlando GuitarTown Sculpture

04.26.2009

Ten foot Guitar Sculpture Stolen One Week Before Charity Event in Orlando

Orlando, Florida….April 24, 2009….Gibson Guitar, presenting sponsor of Orlando GuitarTown along with the City of Orlando and the Downtown Arts District has announced a reward for the return of the ten foot guitar sculpture which went missing this week and is presumed stolen. An official police report has been filed for the sculpture titled “B Creative” which was painted by local visual artist David Brotherton. The guitar was placed at the Graze Restaurant located at 100 S. Eola Drive in Orlando. It is painted in a grey and white motif depicting the history of Rock-n-Roll and was sponsored by Prudential Florida Realty. The guitar sculpture was scheduled to be picked up this week to be ready in time for the Orlando GuitarTown Gala scheduled for May 7, 2009. The ten foot tall Gibson guitar sculpture is part of the arts project which benefits local charities. A stolen guitar of this kind represents several thousands of dollars the charities potentially will now not receive unless the sculpture is returned on time.

An official police report has been filed for the sculpture titled B Creative which was  painted by local visual artist David Brotherton

Gibson Guitar announced a reward to the person or persons who provide the tip that leads to the successful return of the “B Creative” Orlando GuitarTown sculpture. If the sculpture is returned to by the person or persons who allegedly took it no later than midnight, Saturday, April 25, 2009 to either the Graze Restaurant location or the Gibson Guitar showroom located at 25 East Central Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32801, no questions will be asked and those responsible will have the chance to remain anonymous. If the guitar is not returned, Gibson Guitar and the City of Orlando intends to prosecute the suspects to the fullest extent of the law based on the theft. The City of Orlando, local authorities and other partners have all been notified and videotape documentation provided by security camera of the downtown location are being reviewed for identities.

If you have a tip or know where the stolen guitar can be retrieved you may call 1-800-4Gibson, Ext. 2431 anonymously. The person(s) supplying the information which leads to the recovery of this guitar will receive the reward and can be guaranteed that their identity will remain confidential.

For more information or press inquiries please email Caroline Galloway at caroline.galloway@gibson.com or call 615-423-4904. Hi-res image of missing guitar available upon request.


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