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Mogwai's gear stolen from Glasgow studio

Mogwai's gear stolen from Glasgow studio

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds-worth of musical equipment from Scottish rock band Mogwai while they were on tour.

The post-rock band had guitars and amps stolen from their Glasgow base, including guitarist Stuart Braithwaite’s prized Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar, which is worth between £1,000 and £2,500.

The band are currently on tour in Australia and were not in Scotland when the gear was reported missing in Glasgow on Saturday (November 19th).

Strathclyde Police confirmed the musical equipment was reported missing from the Soundhaus Studio in Hydepark Street, Anderston, where the gear was being stored.

They have taken to Twitter and Facebook to try to track down the thieves who made off with three guitars and three amps.

Along with the plum Gretsch guitar, a black Fender '72 Telecaster and Fender acoustic guitar were also taken.

Other missing items include a Marshall JCM 800 Bass Series guitar head amp, an Orange Thunderverb 200 guitar amp, an Orange ad200b bass amp and an Orange OR120 amp.

The thieves made off with a 12-rack guitar stand from the band’s Glasgow base, meaning that the haul amounted to an estimated £9,300. Mogwai have also stated that more items may be reported missing once they can properly assess the situation.

After receiving messages of support on Twitter, Mr Braithwaite tweeted that he was "genuinely touched" by the response to the appeal for information on the social media network.

Mogwai formed in Glasgow in 1995 and have since gone on to record seven studio albums featuring their distinctive brand of predominantly instrumental rock music, including this year’s Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will. The band also provided the soundtrack for the film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon in 2006, which followed the French midfielder during a game for Real Madrid.

Picture: Claire Thomson
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