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Subject: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Fincara
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 01:42 PM

My beloved 1934 little mahogany body Martin guitar is missing. I'd rather not go into the details of what happened, but I would desperately like to know who has it. It is distinguished by a pick guard with the name Laurence Stanek engraved on it by hand (unless someone removed the pick guard...?) If anyone has come into contact with this instrument or knows where it might be, or who has it, please contact me. I am heart broken by the loss. My guitar was handed off to someone in Chicago without my knowledge, about 15 years ago. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: open mike
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 01:45 PM

whoa! 15 years and you just started looking for it?
do you have any other clues? serial number?


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Fincara
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 04:11 PM

no..never wrote it down...never expected this to happen. someone i trusted gave my guitar to someone else. it's that simple. i was in shock. asked where it was but i was not told. a big mess. by the year of production and the unique pick guard, i just thought that someone might have run across it or know who has it. can't imagine that there are that many 1934 martin guitars with the name of Laurence Stanek on the pick guard??? it was allegedly given to a student at the Old Town School of Folk Music. i am sick just talking about it...


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 04:49 PM

I can understand your not posting about this earlier if you are new to the Internet. Good luck on finding it. Watch places like ebay to see if someone tries to sell it. Do you have contact with any of the people you knew from back then who might "fess" up, now?

All the best,

kat


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 04:57 PM

This is just sick......poor guitar.....


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: 282RA
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 08:48 PM

Oh, bro, man...I feel ya. A 1934 Martin just gone. Man, I'd be pissed. If it's any comfort to you, I had a Rickenbacker 4-string fretless bass stolen back in the late 80s. It was one of the best basses I've ever had. God, what I wouldn't give to have it back. You look for my Rick and I'll keep my eyes peeled for your Martin.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 08:52 PM

You might try posting your question over at the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: NormanD
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 09:58 AM

".....the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum"

Do you have a link for that, please?

Norman


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Richard Brandenburg
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 12:22 PM

Sorry, no blue clicky. Copy and paste this...

http://p082.ezboard.com/btheunofficialmartinguitarforum

There's a Lost and Stolen Guitar section there.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 01:08 PM


Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum


Cheers
Nigel (always willing to provide clickies for a good cause!)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Duffus Bigelo
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 10:48 PM

I saw your guitar being played by a blind monkey in Maui last summer. I heard that this monkey originally fronted a band from Chicago about 15 years ago, so the timing seems correct. The band was Gongo and the Surf-Rats . But when I saw this same band at the Lahina Hotel Bar last summer they had changed their name to Lauren & Stan Review. I remember this old Martin he played had the pick guard looked like it had a few letters scraped off. I remember the pick guard read Lauren & Stan Band. If you added (en to the Lauren) then added a (&) in the middle and then added (ek) to the Stan you would get Laurence Stanek. WOW this is too weird. I bet this monkey swiped your Martin Flattop...oh DUDE!!!! Whoa! I'd get to Maui and kick that monkeys rear end for sure....then again he might bite your fingers off and you wouldnt be able to enjoy playing ANY guitar!
This makes me sick.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 01:33 AM

I'm sure you won't take offence/offense.

So, have you had your spark plugs checked lately?


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: ollaimh
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 10:04 PM

hey i had a guiitar stolen that i truely loved and i found it in a junk shop. the owner couldn't give it back fast enough when i started calling the cops--he might have known or had a few other hot items--it took a year so don't give up hope.

it happens.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 14 Jun 13 - 02:03 PM

Sorry to learn your martin was stolen mate. Hopefully you will get it back :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: kendall
Date: 14 Jun 13 - 02:35 PM

Without that serial number you will have a hard time proving it is yours.

Sue the prick who gave it away.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Jun 13 - 06:42 PM

How do people find a 6 year old thread to respond to?


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Jun 13 - 06:54 PM

Probably they google "Martin Guitar"


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 09 Sep 13 - 03:28 PM

Actually all you do is google "mudcat guitar forums" and it brings you here lol


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Rev Bayes
Date: 10 Sep 13 - 02:22 PM

It can also be a particularly subtle form of trolling. So I'm told.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 13 Oct 13 - 05:30 AM

I am an acoustic guitarist and that is why i post here - trolling i leave to others :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 04:29 AM

Iff you gave ever wanted a great guitar tech try Steve at The Guitar Repair Workshop. It is part of PMT Manchester. The guy is a wizard :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 05:01 AM

Sorry that is Manchester UK. He absolutely transformed the acoustic guittar of a friend to make it ring like a bell. No kidding. Give him a try guys :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: alex s
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 09:10 AM

Steve @ The Guitar Workshop is excellent


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 02:34 PM

I have found i got poor acoustic guitar repairs at sheehans, leivestershire luthier, john le voit, jon haire. You guys may have a differeent list but this is mmine :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 02:58 PM

One on the list said he could not fix a string that was playing sharp iif he could not hear it. :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 10:24 AM

In fact, looking back, i can add howard smith and dave mann music to tthe list. Beware guys :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 08 Mar 14 - 06:34 PM

I can recommend pete towers of cambridge as well as steve :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 05:24 PM

I once lost a sock in similar circumstances.
what I do now is buy black pairs of socks. then if a sock gets lost - you pair the sock that has lost its partner, up with another sock that has lost its partner.

I got this idea from a jasper carrot monologue - he had a martin guitar - who knows, perhaps it was yours.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 09:26 PM

About a week ago, United Airlines lost singer/songwriter/storyteller/humorist/2-time Grammy award winner Bill Harley's Martin 000C-16RGTE guitar at O'Hare International Airport. The serial number is 1057778. It's got a clear plastic pick guard on the upper left hand bout and a slight crack running from saddle to bottom. Also missing is a very classy green Hoffe fiberglass case (CA 100GC) with a gray Small Dog case cover. So far, United has been unresponsive. If you tweet, Bill has asked you send this message, "@United where's Bill Harley's guitar?"


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Bugsy
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 10:59 PM

So/ Did Fincara ever get the guitar back?

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 11:09 PM

United Airlines used to be fine with guitars. I flew UAL several times with my guitar and they always put a "special handling" tag on the case and a flight attendant carried It on board and stowed it securely in the coat closet. But that was in the 1950s and things have sure changed since then!!

The last time I flew with my guitar, they insisted that it had to go in with the regular baggage. A few years before, they had bent the frame of my wheelchair, but a few loud threats and they paid for a new wheelchair. This time, I did what Segovia, a few other concert guitarist—and cellists—do. I bought a child's fare for my guitar and strapped it in the seat beside them.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Mar 14 - 11:14 PM

Beside me, that is.

D. F.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 10:44 PM

Back in the TSA Instrument Passport thread, now...


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Shayleen
Date: 10 Apr 14 - 04:41 PM

The best acoustic guitar
setup i have ever had on
my Gibson SJ200 was
done by Charlie
Chandler's Guitar
Experience, Hampton
Wick. Absolutely amazing
work done by way of a
Plek machine. Highly
recommended :)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Shayleen
Date: 10 Apr 14 - 07:19 PM

That's Hampton Wick in
London by the way. Don't
confuse Charlie Chandler's
Guitar Experience with
Chanler's Guitars -
different shops. And keep
away from Tin Pan Alley
(now Denmark Street) -
bunch of criminals lol :)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 14 - 11:28 PM

Shayleen, you're a shill.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Shayleen
Date: 11 Apr 14 - 01:51 PM

Not sure what a "shill" is
so do not know quite how
to respond :)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Shayleen
Date: 11 Apr 14 - 02:53 PM

Looked the word up.
You're quite mistaken. I'm
merely letting you know
where i have had good
guitar setups and bad
ones in the hope it will
benefit others. There is no
other agenda. It isn't nice
to pay for a setup only to
be disappointed by the
results, so i do what i can
to point out good and bad
shops. Should i not? :)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 14 - 03:32 PM

I came across a link today for the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum. Might be worth checking.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 08:13 AM

Joe the umgf iis a very good site boasting many knowledgeable members and luthiers :-)


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: olddude
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 09:16 PM

Check out the thread about it being destroyed for a movie


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 11 Feb 16 - 07:10 AM

Also The Acoustic Guitar Forum and Frets.com are worth a look.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,Zoekouretas69
Date: 24 May 16 - 12:58 AM

I am about to buy a Martin. The guy seems a little sketchy so I came here to see about checking out registration. I have also had a beautiful irreplaceable guitar stolen.....my Starfire, distinguished by the funky thing my cousin did to my pick guard back in 1972. My Panther bass was sitting right next to it so I am almost 100% sure who nabbed it. Some ppl r just scrum. I do hope your guitar finds its way home to you.


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Subject: RE: Has anyone seen my Martin guitar?
From: GUEST,shayleen
Date: 25 May 16 - 05:34 AM

Ask seller for serial number and call the martin factory to check its authenticity . Also try before you buy iif possible :-)


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