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Vixen 27 Jul 04 - 01:47 PM
open mike 27 Jul 04 - 04:07 PM
Amos 27 Jul 04 - 04:45 PM
Mooh 27 Jul 04 - 06:42 PM
C-flat 27 Jul 04 - 06:57 PM
Leadfingers 27 Jul 04 - 08:02 PM
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Clinton Hammond 27 Jul 04 - 09:14 PM
kendall 27 Jul 04 - 09:48 PM
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Cap't Bob 27 Jul 04 - 10:52 PM
GUEST,Jon 27 Jul 04 - 11:29 PM
Clinton Hammond 27 Jul 04 - 11:40 PM
Vixen 28 Jul 04 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Jon 28 Jul 04 - 08:39 AM
Big Mick 28 Jul 04 - 10:09 AM
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Barbara Shaw 28 Jul 04 - 10:45 AM
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Subject: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Vixen
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:47 PM

Received via email:

"UPDATE: UPSTATE NY INSTRUMENT COLLECTION STOLEN - Phil Husted,
collector
the theft was worse than 1st reported. we're looking at 100s
of thousands of dollars worth of instruments stolen. and some broken hearts of some very special people--from the grey fox festival family.

PLEASE help out in ANY WAY POSSIBLE, by passing this list on
the chat groups, listserves, dealers, collectors, pawn shops, etc.
anything. if this happened to you, youd appreciate someone taking a couple minutes to help you out. so, PLEASE contact your instrument contacts!!

thanks

kip martin

Updated list:
1960 Gibson ES 335 TD             A35439
1947 Gibson Super 400               A968
1958 Fender Telecaster             027682
1967 Rickenbacker 366/12          GI 4102
1959 Fender Stratocaster            34301
1970 Martin D 12-20                   285014
1944 Gibson J-45
1947 Gibson LG 2
1951 Gibson J 45                        FON 5716 23
1952 Gibson L 50                        FON 270293
1935 Gibson L50                         FON 860
1964 Gibson TBird IV                  198758
1959 Gretsch 6120                     31248
1950s Supro                              X 60251
1934 Vivitone Acous/Elec            4
1929 Martin O-18                      40246
1974 Gibson Heritage                  304015
undated Epiphone Triumph
1960s Fender Tele Bass
1920s B&D Silverbell 5 String Banjo

PLUS a bunch of VIOLINS and MANDOLINS

PLEASE; CONTACT WHITESTOWN POLICE 315-736-1100>
Lisa Husted
Office Manager/Vendor Coordinator
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
888-946-8495
Rhythm & Roots
888-855-6940


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: open mike
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:07 PM

it looksd like this festival happened july 15-18.
i do not see any mention of this theft on their web page:
http://www.greyfoxbluegrass.com/
i hope all these instruments are found and returned in good condition.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:45 PM

I've let my local luthier know, although it is unlikely they would come this far West....

A


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:42 PM

No description of the violins and mandolins?

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: C-flat
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:57 PM

Wow that's some haul!
I hope the bastards know what they've got.
More-over I hope the bastards get what they deserve!
C-flat.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:02 PM

Whoever nicked 'em , I will give a tenner for the 1929 Martin , just to play it once and then return it to the rightful owner !


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Maryrrf
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:15 PM

I sure feel their pain. Makes my CD loss seem paltry by comparison. I hope they get their instruments back.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:14 PM

How in the hell could one guy grab SO many instruments????


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:48 PM

A warning to all, RECORD YOUR SERIAL NUMBERS. Without them you will never get them back


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:14 PM

I just printed this list and will get it to Buckdancers Choice music store.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 10:52 PM

Be SURE to heed Kendall's warning. I had my instruments stolen one time and the police managed to catch the culprit. I provided a list of my instruments (without serial numbers) and when I appeared in court to identify they I was asked "wouldn't it be possible for someone else to have the same group of instruments." Luckly there were a few marks that I told them about and where they were located on the instruments. Otherwise the bugger may have gotten away everything. It can be quite difficult to prove that you are the rightful owner without the serial numbers.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:29 PM

Seems weird to me. open mike says there is no mention on their web site and as Clinton has said, this lot would take some shifting.

Have you any more info Vixen?


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 11:40 PM

Ya... something smells fishy here...


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Vixen
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:25 AM

Well, I got the email from someone who was there, and when I sent it to my musical friends, another friend of mine who was there confirmed that it had happened...

I wasn't there, and don't have any more info than what I posted. Seems to me that you might get more info by calling the number for Grey Fox, or for the Whitestown Police, which is included in the initial post. I probably should have done that before I posted here, but I trust my sources.

If it's a fraud, I apologize profusely! I sure don't intend to waste Max's bandwidth on a hoax.

V


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 08:39 AM

I won't be calling those numbers Vixen, I'm in the UK!

It just seemed odd to me as did the lack of idendification of the mandolins and fiddles.

In some ways, I hope this one does turn out to be a hoax - not to have a go at you who I know would not deliberately put a hoax message out, but in the hope that such a loss has not occured.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:09 AM

I just tried calling all three numbers. In each case I got a recording that said nothing about the theft. I will continue to call back until I can either verify or disprove the report. I will then post here.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:37 AM

I've provided my insurance company with photos and descriptions including serial numbers. I have the same evidence, also backed up on photo cds. The only downside is having to update the information as instruments come and go, but it's worth the grief. I would hope that I'm not an easy target for thievery, as known as I seem to be locally. Double door locks, dog, lights, insurance, usually someone home, etc...The real risk is at a gig and and never let my gear outa sight.

If this ain't a hoax, I hope the bastards are caught.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:45 AM

This is not a hoax. Lisa Husted works for the Grey Fox Festival, but I don't think it happened there. (I was there and heard nothing about it until the note came out on the Grey Fox Yahoo Discussion board: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/greyfoxbluegrass/). Lisa's part of the "Grey Fox Family" so everyone associated with it is passing the word, but it was not a Grey Fox event per se. I've heard that three of the instruments have been recovered, which is also odd. I'll pass along more information when I hear it, but it is not a hoax, as far as I know.

In any case, record your serial numbers!


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:56 AM

The Grey Fox web page says "Site Last Updated 6/22/04 08:50 AM ." There's a link to a discussion group, and there are messages posted about this. I didn't read it (need to cookify), but it looks like one of them is the one Vixen posted.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 10:59 AM

Sorry - I lost my relevance by a-typin' too slow.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:02 AM

Folks, I just spoke with Lisa and this is a fact. The instruments were taken from their home by someone over a period of time. This is someone that they were allowing to stay in their home as an act of kindness. They have recovered a number of instruments, and I have listed them here. I cannot give you much more detail yet, but I do know what happened. In order not to jeopardize the case that is ongoing, I cannot put it here. But when the time is right, I will let you know exactly what happened and the perp's, and businesses, that were involved in fencing the stuff.

Here is the updated list which shows what has been recovered so far:

1960 Gibson ES 335 TD    A35439   RECOVERED

1947 Gibson Super 400    A968    RECOVERED

1958 Fender Telecaster   027682   RECOVERED

1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 GI 4102

1959 Fender Stratocaste 34301

1970 Martin D 12-20      285014

1944 Gibson J-45                                              RECOVERED   

1947 Gibson LG 2

1951 Gibson J 45       FON 5716 23

1952 Gibson L 50       FON 270293    RECOVERED

1935 Gibson L50         FON 860       RECOVERED

1964 Gibson TBird IV    198758

1959 Gretsch 6120       31248          RECOVERED

195? Supro             X 60251       RECOVERED

1934 Vivitone Acous/Elec    4          RECOVERED

1929 Martin O-18       40246

1974 Gibson Heritage    304015

1937 Epiphone Triumph      9891

1960's Fender Tele Bass

1920's B&D Silverbell Banjo 29399 & 32860   RECOVERED

*******NEW LISTINGS:

1950 Bacon/Belmont # 552 triangle sound hole w/ orig. HS case

1930's Regal Angelis "Dobro"          RECOVERED

1939 Gibson EH-150 double neck lap steel – white w/ Christian pick-ups

1940's Epiphone Electar Century # 6703 w OHSC replaced tuners



PLUS THE VIOLINS and MANDOLINS


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:08 AM

Thanks Mick. I apologise for questioning it but I'm afraid the info reported did seem odd to me and I've seen more hoaxes than I care to think of. Sorry Vixen.

As Mooh said, I hope they get the bastard(s).

Doubt they will turn up in the UK but that won't prevent me noting these serial numbers.

Jon


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:16 AM

Nothing to apologize for, Jon. I thought it suspicious which is why I called. I am anxious to share more details, and will in a day or so. But the investigation seems to be at a delicate moment. Lisa Husted is a very nice person, and justifyably angry. This collection was a lifetime endeavor of her and her husband Phil.

More later,

Mick


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Vixen
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 12:09 PM

Barbara, thank you for the update--

Big Mick, thank you much for the phonework and the updated list--

Guest,Jon, no need to apologize to me, I appreciate your skepticism

Nice to have more detail...looks like the investigation, however delicate, is producing the desired results...

V


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 09:08 PM

This just in from Lisa. They are getting there, but keep an eye out for the following:

Hey folks:

Here is what is still missing

THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING RECOVER THIS COLLECTION

UPSTATE NY INSTRUMENT COLLECTION STOLEN –

Phil Husted, collector 315-736-5672 or cell 315-534-1817



1967 Rickenbacker 366/12      GI 4102

1959 Fender Stratocaster      34301

1970 Martin D 12-20          285014

1964 Gibson TBird IV          198758

1929 Martin O-18             40246

1937 Epiphone Triumph         9891

1960's Fender Tele Bass

1939 Gibson EH-150 double neck lap steel – white w/ Christian pickups

1940's Epiphone Electar Century # 6703 w OHSC replaced tuners

PLUS THE VIOLINS and MANDOLINS

PLEASE; CONTACT WHITESTOWN POLICE 315-736-1100> Lisa Husted Office Manager/Vendor Coordinator Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 888-946-8495 Rhythm & Roots 888-855-6940


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 11:10 PM

"allowing to stay in their home as an act of kindness"

That's gratitude for ya eh!

wow...


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 07:19 AM

Notice the details of the electrics but the mandolins and violins are listed as kind of an afterthought. Hard to help when they're not described. If one sees a Tele bass, alarms might go off, but they might as well forget the mandos and fiddles if there's no descriptions publicised.

Eyes peeled, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 10:29 AM

Mooh, I have just now emailed Lisa and asked her to provide us with more detail on the mando's and fiddles.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Jul 04 - 12:22 PM

Good work, thanks! Mooh.


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Subject: RE: ALERT Stolen Instruments
From: GUEST,Lisa Husted - Grey Fox Festival
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 10:06 AM

Subject: Stolen instruments

HELP THIS PERSON FIND HIS INSTRUMENTS !!
Friday, January 5, 2007 thieves got into George Sneed's home and made off
with two Duff F5 mandolins, serial numbers 08103, and 08403, one Martin
guitar D28 LSH, serial number 508019, number 65 of 200, and many other
items. The mandos and guitar will have to surface some time, and George
would be grateful to get them back. He can be reached by e-mail at
gsne@pa.net , or by cell phone at 717-503-0422, or
contact the PA State
Police at 717-249-2121.
--


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