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BANJOS

Make & Model

Serial #

Date Stolen

Where Stolen

Contact

Alvarez

4294

5/16/09

Daina FL

Bill Hasselbach

B&D Silver Bell Tenor

14075

2/10/2010

Brooklyn,NY

Arbo Doughty

Bacon ff Professional with Wyatt Fawley repro 5 string neck

5094

10/08/2005

Lancaster OH

Stephen E. Magill

Bacon & Day Silver Bell #5 5-string modified to long neck

13660

1984

Recovered 2007

Bart Reiter "Tubaphone" style w/flowerpot in peghead

627

1/24/2007

Berkeley CA

Kate Chaitin

Cedar Mt. Banjo (Lo Gordon) 1997 marked "Custom made for J.E."

15

8/1/2001

Freeport IL

Jon M. Watson

"J. B. Coleman 1975" engraved on dowel stick homemade open back

-

3/26/2004

Recovered 11/2004

Coles Eclipse rim with Doug Unger neck and very elaborate "Stuber" inlay

c 1890s

10/2009

Recovered 11/21/2009

Danville Premium

-

5/16/2009

Daina FL

Bill Hasselbach

Deering GDL Model, “MAZERTONE”inlaid in 21ST fret

07232600

10/18/2009

Washington DC

Dan Mazer

Deering Deluxe

8706

11/14/2002

Atlanta GA

Ken Green

Deering Golden Era

113744475

12/25/2004

Toronto ON

Alan Gayda

Deering Sierra

D125

11/7/2003

Vancouver BC

Michael MacLeod

Fairbanks Regent 5-String Gryphon Inlay, rosewood heelcap

c1910

12/08/2003

Fairfield CT

Jon Orleans

Fairbanks Whyte Ladie Style R with repro 5 string neck

35621

10/08/2005

Lancaster OH

Stephen E. Magill

Gibson 1931Granada – American eagle inlaid in resonator, rosewood neck

9261-34

6/15/20013

Providence, RI

Matt Snyder

Gibson 1976 RB-350 Mastertone Bicentennial Edition

00303308

03/2009

Recovered 5/1/2010

Gibson Black Jack

75-0805-15

9/25/2008

Lebanon MO

Jenna English

Gibson Mastertone, 1936 Flathead with new FQMS 5 neck

445-6

-

Philadelphia PA

Arnold Zobrist

Gibson RB-250 1966

844332

9/20/05

Recovered 11/05/2005

Gibson RB-250 1975 5-string

509368

9/2002

Recovered 08/2009

Gibson RB-250 1971

633656

6/17/2005

Bean Blossom IN

Tom Driessen

Gibson RB-250

7293995

4/16/2006

Rio Rancho NM

Bill Imielski

Gibson RB-250

99103

12/28/2012

Manchester TN

Eugene Harvey

Gibson 1999 Scruggs Special w/ Keith Tuners & Calton case

ES99-53

10/18/2003

Kansas City MO

Sam Rutherford

Gibson 1926 TB-3 BB w/new FQMS 5 neck

8226-40

10/2002

Indonesia

Arnold Zobrist

Gibson 1934 RB3 conversion to 5 string

9489-82

9/2002

Reno NV

Roland Messier

Gibson RB-3 repro 5-string

9602-10

1994

Recovered 12/2012

Gibson RB-4 original 1925 5-string

8134-10

1979

Beaufort NC

Ken Spiers

Gibson non-Mastertone, 1932, 4 string, Gull inlay

9486-42

7/2007

Mansfield, OH

Tahdy Shrock

Gibson TB-6 Tenor

402

3/17/1991

North Canton Ohio

Carl Rankin

Gilmer inlaid in headstock of homemade banjo blonde maple color

-

6/26/2008

Edmonton ALB

Ryan Eavis

Gold Star GF100E in a green Blueheron case

780395

3/7/2003

Recovered 07/21/2003

Gold Tone EC-1

2701652

02/26/2009

San Bernardino CA

Steve Forse

Gold Tone OB-250 Orange Blossom

24040444

6/3/2006

Cynthiana KY

Danny Birge

Hatfield Special

8200602000-10

6/28/2011

Nashville TN

Christian Thomas

Kyle Creed banjo 12" cherry pot with dogwood neck

-

5/1981

Recovered 04/25/2003

Ode (Colorado) Model C 5-string, snowflake, engraved

93

1977

Portland OR

Robert White

Ode Style C 5string large rose painted on resonator

-

c1985

Denver CO

Dave Focardi

Ome Jubilee

5416

8/21/2010

Crown Point CA

Sue Mehrhof

Ome open back

4125

8/22/2003

Pendleton OR

Martha Yakovleff

Paramount Style A w/5 str neck

6875

5/1988

Columbiana Cnty OH

Andy Cowan

Paramont A Tenor

402

3/17/1991

North Canton Ohio

Carl Rankin

Price 5 string

000

c1978

Recovered 10/11/2001

Prucha Bat Custom 2001, signed by Bela Fleck & Earl Scruggs

0355

05/10/2002

Vancouver BC

Monte Thompson

Richelieu Ne Plus Ultra Rosewood model 6101-S

607052

09/28/2006

Dayton OH

Doug Parsons

Riley Baugus hand made w.nameburned in peghead

11B006

2/29/2004

Winston-Salem NC

(336) 744-0381

Stelling Alan Munde Signature Model, 1995

4300

9/2002

Reno NV

Roland Messier

Stelling Bellflower

1607or162?

1986

Akron OH

Lisa Widener

Stelling Bellflower (1977)

?

5/28/2007

Recovered 10/01/2007

Stelling Gospel (1981)

2085

10/23/2005

Escondido CA

Fritz Hinrichs

Stelling Masterflower banjo yellow Calton case

5189

8/4/2007

Santa Cruz CA

Chris Cairns

Stelling Red Fox (1995)

4289

3/24/2007

Denver CO

Jon Eric

Stelling Staghorn

1954

6/1991

Marietta GA

Bob Chappell

Stelling Sunflower

1427

1978

Knoxville TN

Jack Hatfield

Stelling Sunflower

1885

4/1999

San Martin CA

Al Garvin

Stelling Whitestar

1993

8/2000

Belleview FL

Matt Knudson

Stelling Whitestar, Stained

1982

1985

Recovered 7/29/2004

Stewart Universal Favorite

15906

3/10/2006

Sudbury MA

Hugh Hanley

Tennessee Crafters, Flat Head

125302TNF

3/23/2004

Kernersville NC

Jeffrey Slate

Vega Pete Seeger longneck

100310

c. 2003

Denton TX

Rod Samuel

Vega Ranger 5st

B-12179

8/2005

Orrtanna PA

Dave Pickering

Vegaphone Professional

83202

9/4/2002

Poulsbo WA

Will Simpson

Vega Tubaphone w/repaired broken neck

26409

c. 1972

Portland OR

Elizabeth Winter

Vega Vox IV, Plectrum

129358

06/20/2007

Recovered 6/22/2007

Vega Whyte Laydie R w/repro 5 str neck

47066

12/28/1996

Des Moines IA

Mike Haverkamp

GUITARS

Make & Model

Serial #

Date Stolen

Where Stolen

Contact

Alverez AE60

920468

1995

Palm Beach Gardens FL

Q. Poynter

Alvarez RD20S

004020097

6/17/2002

Atlanta GA

George Thomas

Bourgeois Guitar D-150

002526

10/18/03

Kansas City MO

Sam Rutherford

Bourgeois IBMA Brazillian Rosewood Vintage D

004725

9/25/08

Lebanon MO

Jenna English

Dobro resophonic guitar, 1976

D10436

10/30/03

Greenville NC

Buddy Zincone

Dobro Resonator Guitar Jerry Douglas Model JIB-JD

03051

10/18/03

Kansas City MO

Sam Rutherford

Euphonon Maple fancy w/mustache bridge

-

10/25/2002

Recovered

Gallagher Doc Watson cutaway

2936

10/2004

Chicago IL

Randy Pasley

Gibson J-16 Custom 2001 Maple Back & Sides

831697

5/12/2007

Tucson AZ

Mark D. Ryan

Gibson J-45 Cherry Burst 1963 - Signed by B.B. King, Vassar Clements

-

-

Jamestown NY

Bill Ward

Gibson L50 1948

8138 8

1/3/2002

CannonFalls MN

Doug Duncan

Gibson 1966 Heritage

307845

12/28/2001

Spavinaw OK

Bubba Hopkins

Gibson L-5-CES Natural

80514004

12/01/1995

Albuquerque NM

Ray Barela

Goldtone Paul Beard Signature Resonator model

2405250

8/21/2010

Crown Point CA

Sue Mehrhof

Guild D25M

DA108229

12/28/96

Des Moines IA

Mike Haverkamp

Guild D-40

99426

7/7/2002

Recovered

Guild F-50

207131

11/10/2001

Garard's Ft. PA

Hiller Hardie

Guild 1974 JSB - III bass guitar, black

97210

6/04.2007

Foxboro MA

Tim Townsend

Guild G-312

116185

4/16/06

Rio Rancho NM

Bill Imielski

Gretsch Tennessean

6119 41971

11/10/2001

Garard's Ft PA

Hiller Hardie

Larrivee L-03R6

76608

3/07/06

Juneau AK

Lou Logan

Lowden L25C

271

8/1999

Philadelphia PA

Roy Donkin

Martin New York pre-1898 stamp change

None

C1/9/2014

Portland OR

L. Allen Poole

Martin 0-18

24567

02/20/1998

Atlanta GA

Ray Horwitz

Martin 000-18 w/abolone leaf inlay in ph

166664

07/1976

Wawa Ontario

Danny Greenspoon

Martin 000-18

227979

02/20/1998

Atlanta GA

Ray Horwitz

Martin 000-28

381872

3/10/06

Sudbury MA

Hugh Hanley

Martin OM-28

417463

1/1980

Somerville MA

Lester Bronstein

Martin D12-1 12-string

570223

05/10/2002

Longmont CO

Barron Beshoar

Martin DC-16gte

738904

11/2008

Richmond VA

Jim Monk

Martin D-18

156444

1993

Kitchener ON

Don Leman

Martin D-18

262372

01/1984

Seattle WA

Don Mason

Martin D-18

288097

1/1980

Somerville MA

Benjie Schiller

Martin D18 Small repair patch on lower face

357848

9/12/2002

Corpus Christi TX

Pete Devlin

Martin D-28, Inlay of silver fox on pick guard, "2004" on fingerboard

998817

7/2/2006

Smithfield RI

Dave Butler

Martin D-28

150860

9/1963

Columbus OH

Rick Keller

Martin D-28 Repaired crack on lower back

c1965

12/08/2003

Fairfield CT

Jon Orleans

Martin D-28, rebuilt c. 1970 by Robert Mattingly

213833

1980

Portland OR

Jerry Vincent

Martin D-28

284395

Fall 1985

Richmond VA

Bert Boykin

Martin D-28 Herringbone

96252

May 1971

White Springs FL

Dale Crider

Martin D-28

101635

9/9/1968

Calgary Alb

:Mike Higgins

Martin D-28, cutaway, Fishman-Pickup system, no pickguard

1212857

09/07/07

Stuttgart Germany

Steffen Burger

Martin D-28LSH

508019

1/5/2007

Carlisle PA

George Sneed

Martin D-35

234628

08/16/01

Signal Mtn TN

Steve Maxwell

Martin D-35

329760

1979

Atlanta GA

Ben Davis

Martin D-35

333134

4/1975

Big Sur CA

Gary Tannenbaum

Martin D-35

367415

12/10/07

Clermont Fl

John Gerbi

Martin D-35

379567

9/1980

Somerville MA

Lester Bronstein

Martin D-45

524948

4/11/2010

Milton FL

Robert Gillarad

Martin M-38

398881

9/18/01

Green Bay WI

Frank Simpson

Martin MTV1G #413

577361

12/18/07

Huntersville NC

Bryon Falkiewicz

Matt Carlin single cut, semi hollow, marked "to be played and owned only by Steve Podgorski"

-

4/14/2007

Canoga Park CA

Steve Podgorski

Mossman Electric 12-string, purpleheart solidbody

020

1992

Indianapolis IN

Maury Mossman

Morgan Concert/cutaway

1114

10/19/2002

Vancouver BC

Thomas Jones

National Resophonic

461

03/06/2001

Recovered 8/2002

Ovation Adamas Black top

15296

03/06/2001

Portland OR

Tony Sciola

Ovation Bi-centennial

0646

6/25/07

Portland OR

Brent Graham

Ovation "Elite" acoustic black w/repaired 7 inch crack across top

1868

4/2004

Asheville NC

Chuck Brodsky

Paul Beard Resophinic Guitar

D-0347

6/3/04

Portland OR

Dick Krase

Manual Rodriguez

0476

11/10/2001

Garard's Ft. PA

Hiller Hardie

Scheerhorn Resonator Guitar

86

12/9/2003

Recovered

Seagull S6+CW

00312558

9/17/09

Dayton OH

Grant Root

Spanish Mana

114H.L.S.

4/11/2010

Milton FL

Robert Gillarad

Taylor 310

220041119007

8/21/2010

Crown Point CA

Sue Mehrhof

Taylor 412-K

961111013

06/15/08

Elkins WV

William Perry

Taylor 814CE 1998 (no electronics despite the "E")

980706131

1/3/2002

CannonFalls MN

Doug Duncan

Taylor 310 1998

981014007

12/30/2007

Waltham MA

Andy Collins

Joe Vallee Custom Koa Strat

99011

9/24/2004

Reno NV

Pat Simmons

MANDOLIN FAMILY

Make & Model

Serial #

Date Stolen

Where Stolen

Contact

 

Collings MT-2

218

10/20/09

Denver CO

Andy Green

 

David Dart Model 120

4

8/31/02

Nevada

Bryan Huggins

 

Duff F-5

80103

1/5/2007

Carlisle PA

George Sneed

 

Duff F-5

80403

1/5/2007

Carlisle PA

George Sneed

 

Eastman 515-CS

0049

8/21/2010

Crown Point CA

Sue Mehrhof

 

Ellis F5 model

46

6/7/04

Brooklyn NY

Ben Fraker

 

Ellis F5 model – peghead inlaid “Bella”

266

c9/20/13

Cambridge MA

The Music Emporium

 

Gibson A-1

Unreadable

05/26/01

Recovered 07/18/2002

 

Gibson F5 Mandolin (Custom round sound hole built November 19, 1965)

326152

6/9/72

Bethesda MD

Frank Schoepf

 

Gibson F-5: Master Model w/ Select Blister Figured Maple w/antique case

V-70779

10/18/03

Kansas City MO

Sam Rutherford

 

Gibson Bill Monroe Model

17

9/25/08

Lebanon MO

Jenna English

 

Gibson F-5L (1993)

 3599109

c9/20/13

Cambr idge MA

The Music Emporium

 

Gibson F-5: Fern

11219010

10/18/03

Kansas City MO

Sam Rutherford

 

Gibson F-5 Fern

0226010

03/24/2005

Recovered 03/2006

 

Gibson F-12, stereo tailpin jack

557 858

8/26/07

New Haven CT

Steve Bornstein

 

Gibson H-4 Mandola

71994

07/25/2005

Recovered 09/2005

 

Gibson H-5 Loar Mandola

76071

pre-1998

Europe

Peter Rowan

 

Gilchrist Style 5 Mandola

99446

09/06/2003

Recovered 09/11/2003

 

Hillburn F-5, 2001, sunburst

21

-

Birnhamwood WI

Nathan Sitzman

 

John Sullivan F-5

79

10/10/08

Portland OR

Caleb Klauder 917-242-9140

 

Kentucky 650C

21022

12/28/96

Des Moines IA

Mike Haverkamp

 

Red Diamond "A" Style

125

10/31/2005

Recovered 04/07/2006

 

Trinity College Mandola

0201100011

10/25/2005

Denver CO

Curt Schlacter

 

OTHER LISTS

 

Stolen Concertina list hosted at Don Nichol's Concertina Website
Stolen Instrument listing. Hosted by Northern California Bluegrass Assoc.
Stolen Gear List Requires free membership to list or view.
Garden State Youth Orchestra Stolen Instrument List - connection no longer active.
ItsBeenStolen.com - connection no longer active.
Atelier Dwoz - The Hot List, connections no longer work.
Banjo-L Stolen Instrument List - consolidated with Mugwumps Online list. Visit Banjo-L homepage
Phil Mann's Stolen Instrument List - consolidated with Mugwumps Online list. Visit BluegrassBanjo.org

 

 

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