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Priceless guitar taken at end of Folk Music Festival

Chris Desa's priceless guitar was stolen during the 24th Annual Free Folk Music Festival. Chris Desa's priceless guitar was stolen during the 24th Annual Free Folk Music Festival.
Chris Desa's priceless guitar was stolen during the 24th Annual Free Folk Music Festival. Chris Desa's priceless guitar was stolen during the 24th Annual Free Folk Music Festival.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Over the weekend the performances at the 24th Annual Free Folk Music Festival stole the hearts of many, but there was one prized possession that might have actually been stolen; a priceless guitar that belongs to one of the organizers of the event.

"I brought my guitar only to be signed by Peter Yarrow who is everyone's idol ok. My guitar is signed by Tommy Emmanuel . I just needed Peter to sign it. That's why I brought it," said Chris Desa, President of the Savannah Folk Music Society and host of this weekend's event.

Desa said he was going to wait until after the show to have Yarrow sign his favorite guitar. That's when the mood quickly changed.

Desa says he remembered someone walking away with a case similar to his but nothing seemed wrong until he realized his guitar was missing.

"I didn't think much about it. We were loading up my truck and then when we got ready about 2 minutes after seeing who ever went by, I wanted to go and get Peter to sign the guitar and noticed that my guitar was gone," said Desa.

Desa says he's had this guitar for more than 20 years. It's a 12 stringed Glen Campbell signature model signed by musician Tommy Emannuel. It also has a unique improvement to it, a 4 channel equalizer pick up.

"Who ever has it doesn't know what it means to me personally. It's not just a guitar. It's like one of my children," said Desa.

Desa has filed a report with the police and hopes he gets his guitar back soon.

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