• Stolen Instrument Recovered

    We're always glad to do what we can to help get the word out concerning stolen instruments, but saddened that a player has been parted from a beloved axe. That's why we're even happier to report when a stolen instrument

  • Stolen Instrument Alert: lefty quartet

    We have been made aware of the theft of a number of left-handed instruments that may show up within the bluegrass community. In what may have come as an unpleasant surprise to the thief, all of the instruments taken were left-handed

  • Stolen guitar: Martin D-35

    Nancy Cardwell, Special Projects Director for IBMA, is starting her Thanksgiving holiday on a sour note. Her 1966 D-35 Martin guitar was stolen on Monday (11/23) from her home in Nashville (Donelson area) while she was at work. She offered this

  • Stolen banjo – Mazertone

    Dan Mazer, widely known as BanjerDan, reports a stolen banjo - his customized Deering GDL model, last seen at 18th and Varnum Streets in Washington, DC on October 18. Mazer describes it as follows: "Description: Deering 5-string banjo, GDL model, walnut neck

  • Stolen mandolins in New Mexico

    Here is another stolen instrument alert, from Bob Gray who lives near Albuquerque, NM. His home was burglarized last week (10/14) and two very valuable mandolins were taken. Bob offers detailed descriptions of the two instruments: Monteleone Grand Artist No. 63, heavy

  • Yes! Randy Kohrs Band recovers stolen gear

    Wonderful news! The instruments and electronic gear stolen from Randy Kohrs and his band near Columbus, OH on July 25 have been recovered, and several men are in police custody. As we reported on 7/26, Randy and the band regretfully neglected

  • Randy Kohrs Band victimized in Ohio

    Randy Kohrs was among the artists who generously donated their time this past weekend to perform at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival near Columbus, OH. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis,

  • Stolen Fiddles

    Unfortunately we have another Stolen Instrument Alert to bring to your attention. Kayla Ray, plays fiddle and mandolin with the bluegrass band "Exception To The Rule". The day after her 17th birthday, our car was broken into while playing two

  • Stolen Instruments in Nashville

    Jesse Cobb of the Infamous Stringdusters wrote in to inform us of his brother's loss of four instruments. The guitar should be easily identifiable by its serial number. The other instruments will not be so easy to identify. But if you