Stolen Guitars Alert :John 5 Robbed of Several Guitars During Home Burglary


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Rob Zombie / ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 was recently the victim of a home burglary, which left the virtuosic shredder without a portion of his beloved guitar collection.
In response to the robbery, John 5 has posted photos of some of the stolen items on Facebook with the hope that someone out there will identify and return a few, if not all, of his most prized possessions.

Among the items stolen from John 5′s house are a number of Fender Telecasters, a black Gibson Les Paul with three gold humbucking pickups, a banjo and a piece of artwork depicting the monster from ‘The Creature From the Black Lagoon.’ John 5 also added a photo of his signature ’5′ strap to help identify an instrument that could possibly belong to the strummer.

John 5 reached out to his fans via Facebook:

“Unfortunately our house was robbed today, we accidentally didn’t put the alarm on, so some assholes got lucky! We will post more pictures of more guitars, these are all the pictures we have now. I just want to put it out there, just in case anyone comes across these items.. Whoever did this will get caught hopefully one day!
John 5 is planning to post additional pictures of items stolen from his home, so keep your eyes open for further updates. John 5′s latest contribution to the world of music, Rob Zombie’s upcoming ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ is set for an April 23 release. Rob Zombie and his crew will also headline this year’s Mayhem Festival in the summer.

Update: John 5 has posted detailed information on the items stolen from his house:

Items stolen:

•Make/Model: Fender Telecaster
•Serial Number: R33725
•Color: Sparkle Silver
•Make/Model: Fender Telecaster
•Serial Number: V137811
•Color: Black with white piping
•Make/Model: Custom Normandy Guitars Alumicaster
•Serial Number: Custom
•Color: Chrome plated, had two black humbuckers, no pickguard and a Gibson style selector switch located where Gibson puts them (upper bout)
•Make/Model: Gibson Les Paul
•Serial Number: -
•Color: Black with gold pick-ups
•Make/Model: Deering Deluxe Banjo
•Serial Number: 02256103B
•Detail: 6 String Banjo
•Item: Painting
•Details: The Creature from the Black Lagoon painting on white frame. Custom painting by Rob Zombie
•Detail: Happy Birthday J5
•Item: RIAA Record Award
•Details: R.I.A.A. awarded to John 5 and Rob Zombie for the album Educated Horses.
•Detail: Happy Birthday J5
•Item: Mac Computer
•Details: Mac Book Pro Laptop OSX 1025
•Item: Mac Computer
•Details: Mac 21 Home Computer
If you have any details that may be of help, please contact the authorities, send a message to John 5 on his Twitter and Facebook or use this contact form and make sure you choose “Info regarding stolen items” in the drop down subject.

John 5′s website continues, “Please circulate this info to guitar dealers, pawn brokers and have a look on eBay, Craigslist, Amazon etc – and remember IF you see anything you GENUINELY believe to be one of the items described PLEASE do not pursue on your own but contact the authorities.”


Publius pro tem

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Sep 30, 2007
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I'm no fan of John 5, but I HATE a fxcking thief.

Here's hoping he gets Tasered in the nuts upon arrest. :applause:

Nah - fxck that.
I hope he resists arrest and gets shot between the eyes.



The Cheeky One
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Hope he gets them back. :shock: He had an amazing collection too.


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That sucks for anyone really. I'm not a big fan of John 5, but I remember seeing videos of a pretty nice collection. Hope he recovers them.

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