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Reward for stolen vintage guitar? $1,000 and another guitar

Reward for stolen vintage guitar? $1,000 and another guitar »Play Video
Photo courtesy of Leroy Finck.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. - Would you give a thief who stole a guitar another guitar (and some cash to boot) as a reward?

That's exactly what a local man is willing to do if the person who took a 1957 Fender Telecaster returns it to its rightful owner.

The guitar was stolen in a home robbery in Milwaukie.

Leroy Finck owns the guitar and has played it every night since 1957. He also plays it in church.

Portlander Russell Barnett saw Finck's story and got a lump in his throat.

So he's offering a $1,000 reward to get the man's 1957 guitar back - no questions asked. And he'll also hand over another Fender Telecaster (not a vintage one but one that plays nonetheless) as part of the deal.

Barnett said he's offering the reward because he knows how attached a person can get to a vintage guitar.