The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142836   Message #3294616
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
22-Jan-12 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Stolen Gibson J200
Subject: RE: Stolen Gibson J200
Years ago, something very similar happened to me. I had a Yamaha FG-100, which I loved..I personally picked it out, new, from the wall of the music store, after playing everything there.....and some punk weenies, backed their truck up to my house, and proceeded to help themselves to any and everything that caught their fancy...including my much beloved Yamaha. This was in Taos, N.M.

Not long after, an acquaintance, who had only heard me play a few times, I hardly knew his name, came up to me, one day, and said," Here, the Lord told me to give this to you."...and handed me a guitar case. "Her name is Martha", he continued.
"Wow! cool, are you sure you want to do this?" I asked. "Oh yeah, besides, if anyone should have it, it should be you."
I was BLOWN AWAY.....I opened the case, an almost new, Martin D-21!
I have it to this day.....and that was over 40 years ago.
An update: I was having it refinished, because of some water damage to the finish, the insurance company wanted to know if I'd just want a new guitar, for replacement value, the refinish estimate was $3700.00, and I'm sure they wanted a cheaper way out. So I got a hold of Martin, and had them call the insurance company.....They refinished the guitar...replacement value, place by Martin, for this particular guitar was $8500.00!!

Tigger, Make that puppy sing!!!