Giant Guitar sitting atop a 6 meter pole was stolen

A giant six foot guitar that rested on a 6 meter high pole was stolen in North Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Giant Guitar

If you think your guitar is safe, then you might want to reconsider that position. Just last September a guitar was stolen from a dead man's casket. Now it seems even giant guitars are not safe - reported that a giant guitar that sits safely on top of a high pole, was stolen. Makes one wonder if guitars can ever be safe from theft.

The giant guitar in question was created and donated by Nedd Dodd, who spent more than a hundred hours handcrafting the guitar. It was beautifully made of fiberglass on a red cedar frame and is around 6 foot long. It was sitting safe on top of a 6 meter high pole and was the eye candy of the Capricorn District Country Music Association hall.

On Saturday night, the CDCMA hall hosted a concert where Ned was speaking with an admirer of the guitar. The man was impressed and was meaning to take pictures of it in the morning after the concert. But at around 6am, when the man was about to take pictures, he was surprised to find that the giant guitar was missing.

Nedd and Mark Carpenter, the director of CDCMA, were both bewildered and dismayed when they found out what happened in the morning. The marks on the pole suggests that it was first forcefully cut by a hacksaw and then was bent over until it broke.

Mark mentioned that it took a crane and four strong men to put the guitar up on that pole, so he can only imagine that the thieves who took the guitar must have been eyeing the beautiful guitar for quite some time and planned the theft.

Thankfully, the giant guitar was soon found at an illegal dump site outside of Rockhampton, by someone who read about the news in their local news paper. According to CCDMA's Facebook group page, they now have the giant guitar back, after it was passed around the city and luckily, the giant guitar will just need a few repairs.

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