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Radney Foster’s Facebook Followers Help Find Stolen Guitars

Social media post leads singer to eight of ten instruments swiped from a storage facility

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Singer-songwriter Radney Foster is sending thanks to his social media followers for the recovery of eight of his guitars recently stolen from a storage unit in Nashville. But at this point, two of the instruments and a custom-made amplifier are still missing.

Foster posted a list of the 10 guitars and the Del Rio amplifier on his Facebook page Monday afternoon, with serial numbers and background information on some of the one-of-a-kind instruments, including one of the two that has yet to be recovered, a black Gibson J-30, which was given to him by the RCA Nashville label when he was in the duo Foster and Lloyd.

“It was stolen once before in Houston, and I kept the Houston police evidence tag on it!” Foster wrote. The other guitar that has yet to be located is a 1977 Martin D-28.

The first of the guitars that was found, the J-45, was thanks to someone in Dallas seeing Foster’s initial Facebook post and sending a text to songwriter Jon Randall in Nashville. Randall was near a guitar shop where he spotted the instrument.

Within two hours of that first post, he updated his Facebook followers, writing, “All hail the power of social media! Six of the 10 guitars have been recovered with your help, and I have a line on where to find two more tomorrow.”


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