Vintage Guitar Collection Stolen in Calgary

Discussion in 'Stolen or Lost Gear Registry' started by Nevets, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Nevets

    Nevets Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Vancouver, BC
    Saw this on another forum and thought I'd pass it along. I know the guy this happened to, great player and great guy. Hope they can be recovered!


    STOLEN ALERT in CALGARY!!!!!On or after November 17 and December 6. This was over 40 years of collecting and belonged to someone who used every one of them. They were stolen from a storage locker. The size and scope of the theft is over the top. Estimated total value is $100,000. I’m sick to have to post this but if together we can be vigilant and KEEP OUR EYES OPEN I believe we can get them back.
    If you know or see anything, call the Calgary Police Service file #18542059 or

    •Fender Stratocaster 1963, Metallic copper. Very worn, case # L31704
    •Fender Telecaster 1959 maple neck, top load strings, refin sunburst, route under Esquire pickguard # 35943
    •Fender Jazzmaster Olympic white, checked, some wear, slab rosewood fretboard. Extra roller “buzzstop” on bridge. Brass nut. Orig case
    • Fender Japan BassVI sunburst
    Fender Japan Telecaster maple neck, top load strings black #FO20163
    • Gibson Les Paul Gold top 1952, trapeze, no s/n. “Lawrence” engraved in truss rod cover, Gibson “protector” plastic case
    •1965 Gibson ES 175 sunburst, bigsby sn xxx279(?)
    • Gibson 1959 Les Paul Jr, very old refin cherry. Bigsby, no pickguard “TV Model” on headstock. Early 70’s les paul case
    • Gibson Les Paul Jr yellow car paint, no serial, no hardware weird cheap case with metal edging
    • Gibson Heritage 80 Sunburst figure top Les Paul. Bigsby, uncovered black/white neck pickup. Has serial number AND 3 digit production number on back of headstock. 90s Gibson case
    • Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 1957 G brand, orange, Grey speckle case, “arrow knobs” sn 20865
    • Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 1960 PAF filtertrons, orange, double stripe on neck, white cowboy case. Sn 37602
    • Gretsch White Cowboy Case. Stickers, paint, beat up.
    • Gretsch Chet Atkins 6121 1960, orange, missing plastic on back, extra jack hole. Original case. And strap. # 38876
    • Gretsch Chet Atkins 6119 1960, red, PAF pickup. Orig case. #37371
    • Gretsch Duo Jet Black orig case 1960 Bigsby. #39909
    • Gretsch 6118 Anniversary 1960 Two-tone Green original case #34868
    • Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville 6120 1969, painted f-holes, orange, original case #29357
    • Gretsch White Penguin Japan #JT13041763 New Gretsch Case
    • Gretsch Jet Firebird. 1967 double cutaway, filtertrons, bigsby, refin back of neck. Brown case with an eagle painted on it. #77110
    • Danelectro Shorthorn circa 1960. Wrong bridge, no pickguard. No serial
    • Silvertone Danelectro U1 Copper, original case, black replacement tuners
    • Silvertone Danelectro “Amp in Case” 2 pickups, red sparkle sunburst. Case has amplifier in it
    • Dan Armstrong clear plexiglass guitar. Black case, big chunk out of upper bout. #A469D
    • Fender Reverb Unit. White Tolex
  2. RicOkc

    RicOkc Member

    May 1, 2010
    Such a sad story, I feel for the guy!

    But....Who puts a collection of Vintage guitars in a storage building???????
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  3. gibson3798

    gibson3798 Member

    Aug 13, 2009
    No video surveillance? What kind of storage facility was this?
  4. ripple

    ripple To keep fresh, keep capped & cold. Silver Supporting Member

    May 6, 2008
    The Old Dominion
    Ouch... that's quite a collection. That guy must be losing his mind over this. Hope he gets his stuff back.

    And I hope the thieves catch flesh-eating virus of the groinal area...
  5. GuitarMakerNyc

    GuitarMakerNyc Member

    Feb 1, 2017
    Lots of touring artists have gear in storage facilities and many are not the type you picture with a locked gate. I've walked through entire tour setups with Dumble Amps and vintage gear out in the open. Should be surveillance though and one would need clearance to access those areas.

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