FOUND ! ! S̶T̶O̶L̶E̶N̶ 2005 PRS Hollowbody 1 with piezo in Grey-Black

Discussion in 'Stolen or Lost Gear Registry' started by Sevenstringer, Feb 16, 2010.


  1. Guitardave

    Guitardave Member

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    Are you allowed to publish the guy's name who ripped you off originally? Seems like someone who did that is likely to turn-up again doing something shady.
     
  2. Sevenstringer

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    Some people have asked for his information so they can steer clear if they were to come across him. PM me for info
     
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  3. Sevenstringer

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    Inspired by the Vai stolen and then returned guitar story, I figured I would bump this up
     
  4. Sevenstringer

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    Been a little while, lets bump this up
     
  5. Sevenstringer

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    Through an unbelievable turn of events, I have found my stolen guitar!!

    I have been trying to not only find my guitar, but also find the guy that stole it to have him pay the outstanding judgement against him for stealing said guitar from me
    Not only did I track him down and he has paid me the money he owes me, but less than 12 hours after the judgement was settled, I found the guitar listed on Reverb.com ! ! !
    After the guitar was stolen it was sold to a pawn shop in San Diego, where it was purchased shortly after it was sold. The buyer then held onto the guitar for 10 years, barely played it and was forced to sell it due to an injury that makes him unable to play guitar any longer.

    What an incredible gift that I was able to find it. I am so blessed and grateful to have it back in my possession. Thanks to all that wrote providing me tips, well wishes and encouragement that eventually the guitar would turn. "Eventually", in this case has a shelf life of over 10 years
    Thanks all ! !
    Be well


    http://img152***************/loc539/th_487354757_PRSGroup1_122_539lo.jpg
     
  6. man_mars

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    Wow ! That's incredible ! Congratulations man :aok

    Cheers !!!
     
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  7. johnkoz

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    buy a lottery ticket

    happy day fella!
     
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  9. NamaEnsou

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    I would love to hear the more detailed story of how you found him and if in addition to recouping the money he stole, whether you also got enough out of him to cover having to buy your guitar back. Nice grouping of guitars and the PRS HB will always be one of my favorite guitars.
     
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    Talk about "persistence" !
    Glad this had a happy ending!
     
  12. kidmandude

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    Yeah inquiring minds want to know too, I would tell us who this guy is regardless of a PM to find out, hes a full fledged scumbag!

    What I don't get is you gave the guy $2500 for a PRS and another PRS to get set up. He split on you and burned you of the cash and the guitar.

    You won a settlement against him for the cash but he never had to pay you that judgement? He never was asked from the courts too also?

    Many years pass and then you track guy down and he pays you cash and then you find guitar from who Reverb 12 hrs later.

    BUT what? How did you get him to pay? how did you track him down? How did he get out of the crime of stealing your actual...

    we need to learn how this wrapped up it could help people, because it doesn't make sense to me. Yes im slow.

    Seriously Im very glad you got your stuff back thats for sure....

    Please divulge.
     
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  13. kidmandude

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    See above sir.... We Thank you...
     
  14. monte

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    That is awesome.... perseverance works. Good for you!
     
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  15. kushman

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    how cool is that!!! glad you got your $$ and Guitar back
     
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    How did Reverb handle the situation getting your guitar back?
     
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  18. Sevenstringer

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    They didn't do anything. It is well beyond any statute of limitation. I had to buy the guitar back, which I was prepared to do anyway, even if I didn't get the money back the day before. It was never about the money, I just wanted my guitar back. Taking him to court was the only way to potentially get anything out of him and being that the guitar was gone, I had to attach a monetary value to it, so I just used the amount that I originally bought the guitar for
     
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    Thanks for breakdown on the cash part. When you brought charges up on him they the courts couldn't do anything for you for the actual guitar he took also? Because i would still be looking at him for that Money too its not even yet? And now you know where he lives.
     

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