ALERT: Tim Renwick has guitars stolen
Written by Matt   
Monday, 11 February 2008

tim renwickBorn and raised in Cambridge, Tim Renwick is a name familiar to most of you. He is an old friend of David Gilmour, and he was a key part of Pink Floyd's touring band from 1987 onwards. He played with the band at the Live8 concert in Hyde Park in 2005. He also played with Roger Waters on his Pros and Cons tour of 1984.

Sadly, he has just been in contact with the Sound On Sound music recording magazine's website to report the theft of his own guitars from his studio, and in case any Brain Damage visitors can help, we've included the information here about what has gone missing...

The guitars that have been taken are Fender Strats and various acoustics:

Fender Stratocaster solid body electric guitars:

  1. Sea foam green (turquoise) pearlised scratchplate - custom guitar built by Brinsley Schwartz for Chandler Guitars. Japanese wood/US electrics Seymour Duncan 'Alnico 2' pickups Serial No:U035585.
  2. Cream 'Elite' model (no tremolo) '85 EMG pickups Serial No:E3300719. (Headstock with erased letters - reading 'ratocaster') as used on LiveAid 85 with Eric Clapton Band.
  3. Metallic silver - Custom shop Vintage Series - Serial No: V045489. Lace Sensor p/ups & coloured headstock. As used on Pink Floyd 'Pulse' albums.

PLUS a small USA Gibson amplifier (1949) cream with pink perspex front.

Acoustic guitars:

  1. Martin 000C16RGTE serial no: 1140783 this has a built-in 'Aura' pickup system and a rounded cutaway. Instrument only bought last year, so in very good condition, in black Martin case with gold (coloured) metalwork.
  2. Martin M38 '75 (Tim thinks) Serial no: 398602 Beautiful guitar given to Tim by The Bee Gees in thanks for recording and touring with their younger brother Andy Gibb.
  3. Takamine Ac/El 6-string Model EN18C (stereo) Two jack outputs and a rounded cutaway Serial no:90010481. 14 frets to body. Average condition. THIS GUITAR HAS NOW BEEN FOUND

All guitars were in appropriate original cases.

If any member of the public, or any guitar dealer, encounters the instruments or has any information as to their whereabouts, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our thanks to Barkley Mckay for alerting us to this.