Iron Maiden star Adrian Smith's guitar stolen
6th Aug 2008 | 12:38
Jackson electric "the only one in the world"
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith's one-off Jackson electric guitar was stolen following the band's performance in Athens on Saturday 2 August.
The band are offering a reward of an Iron Maiden tour jacket and a hand-written letter of thanks from Adrian in exchange for information that leads to the recovery of the instrument.
The guitar, pictured below, is a high-end Jackson finished in white, with a HSS pickup configuration, ebony fretboard, Floyd Rose vibrato, black hardware and a white scratchplate.
Smith's signature appears on the guitar's headstock, and the guitar was last seen in a standard moulded black Jackson hard case. Its serial number is 8467.
"The only one in the world"
The fact that the guitar is a one-off is interesting, leading us to speculate that it may be some sort of prototype destined for a future Jackson production run. Stay tuned to MusicRadar for the latest news on that the moment it surfaces.
If you have any information that you think might help Adrian get his guitar back, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.