Beach Boy Al Jardine Searching For Lost Les Paul Guitar
Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine is missing one of his priceless vintage guitars. The guitar, which was a mainstay of Jardine's '70s shows with the band has been lost, and he's posted a message to fans seeking their help on Facebook: "Folks, I recently 'lost' a black '56 Les Paul guitar in the Monterey area. It was 'borrowed' but apparently not returned due to apparent forgetfulness. I treasure this black beauty a lot and would appreciate any information relating to its whereabouts (i.e. pawn shops, craigslist, etc) that you might have. Please message me with any info that could lead to the recovery of one of my favorite guitars. Thank you, I greatly appreciate your help."
Al Jardine told us that back in the day, when the Beach Boys were out on the road, they were lucky enough to try out new, cutting edge equipment: "Our road crew, we'd always be out on the road together, right, and then they'd see the stuff in pawn shops and in music stores and they'd always bring 'em home to us. They'd say, 'You ought to be playin' this Al,' y'know trying to move us up the evolutionary scale, y'know?"
Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks tour dates (subject to change):
July 20 - Atlantic City, NJ - The Grand
July 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
July 23 - Interlochen, MI - Kresge Auditorium
July 25 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts
July 26 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
July 27 - Apple Valley, MN - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
October 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre