Last week, on either October 9 or 10, two instruments were stolen from the home of Luke Monday in Goodlettsville, TN (near Nashville).
Huber VRB-3 – flying eagle inlay, antiqued binding, aged metal parts. Banjo has several deep scratches on the back, and was in a white Calton case covered with stickers. The truss rod cover is made of mahogany, and there was an Elliot push-button capo on the banjo. The serial number (inside the resonator) is 709-40.
Martin D-1 – made in 2005 or 2006. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides. Top has a hairline crack from the bridge to the binding. It also has an Elliott capo.
Luke is a professional picker, and the loss of these is a devastating blow. Please contact him directly with any information (615-828-2978).
The following photos were provided.