Man Steals Telecaster From Casket

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 30, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Talk about strange tales from the crypt. Jim Stingl of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that a cemetery worker has admitted to stealing a $2,000 Fender Telecaster from the casket of a man who loved his guitar so much he wanted to be buried with it. The grave robber, Steven W. Conard, 39, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, said he took the guitar to rescue it from an eternity of darkness.

Our very own Tele-master Greg Koch was interviewed for the story. "It's just weird," said Koch. "One Telecaster, out of all of them, going into the dirt nap is not really the end of the world."

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When asked if he would like to be buried with his favorite axe, Koch said no, punctuating it with, "I played enough here."

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