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Portland musician looking for help finding stolen guitar worth thousands

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Taylor Kingman, leader of Portland band the Hill Dogs, said a vintage guitar and amp were stolen from his car after a show earlier this month. (KPTV) Taylor Kingman, leader of Portland band the Hill Dogs, said a vintage guitar and amp were stolen from his car after a show earlier this month. (KPTV)
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Someone swiped a guitar worth thousands of dollars from a local musician, and he says he would do anything to get it back.

Taylor Kingman said he left his valuable guitar and amp in his car overnight at his friend's place, thinking it would be OK. Someone wound up stealing them both, though, leaving the musician devastated.

Kingman, the leader of local band the Hill Dogs, said this all happened after his show at Mississippi Studios on February 25.

His guitar is a 1957 Gibson ES-22 5TD with 1959 Les Paul PAF pickups.  Kingman said his '84 5-Fender concert amplifier was also stolen.

As a working musician, Kingman says his guitar is not only his most prized possession, but the tool with which he makes a living, and all he wants is to have it back.

“It’s hard to process any thoughts, really,” he said. “I had a show that night and I canceled that one, wasn't in the right place. I play a lot so this really derails my career, and deeply, deeply hurts me.”

Kingman said he's borrowing a friend’s guitar until he can find his instrument, but it would mean the world to him to have that guitar back. 

Anyone with any information on the missing guitar is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau.

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