A MUSICIAN has been left heartbroken after his cherished guitar was stolen a week before a sold out gig at the Pyramid.

Pete Price, aged 53, hit out at the thieves after they entered his home on Thelwall New Road in Latchford to take the precious instrument he has used for 25 years.

He said: “ I don't think the guitar will mean anything to these people and they have no idea how much it means to me.

“It's more than 20 years of memories for me playing with that guitar “My family are heartbroken after what has happened.

“It makes you so angry that somebody could come into your house.

“It feels like a violation.”

The burglary took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Pete was in bed with wife Geraldine, with adult children Megan and Sophie also at home when thieves got in through the front door.

It had been left unlocked as the family were waiting for teenage son Peter to return home.

The Gibson SJ Deluxe guitar, worth around £2,000 was taken, along with a laptop, wallet, two purses, phone and jacket.

Pete, who has performed as an acoustic folk and blues singer for 30 years, was planning on using the guitar for his show at the Pyramid on Saturday.

He has other guitars to use, but says dealing with the loss will be a challenge.

“The main thing is getting it back so the more people that know about it the better,” he said.

“I have travelled with it all over Europe, and America and Canada.

“It has been a part of what I do for a long time and it would be very hard to get another one.

“It feels like I'm missing a hand because that guitar was a part of me.

“I just want it back.”

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101.