Ted Silverman has informed us that his A. Lawrence Smart F Mandolin was stolen this past weekend from the Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills Festival in Plymouth, CA.
It was in a white Calton case with a green lining, and has serial number 124.
Ted provided these other details:
“This mandolin has a brown (non-sunburst) varnish finish and pearl scroll work in the headstock faceplate; white buttons on Waverly tuners; an Allen chrome tailpiece and Lawrence Smart’s signature ASL in pearl inlaid at the 12th fret.
The case had a Calton Metal Signature Plate on it engraved with the name Johnny Green. The case itself has a number of stickers on it including a prominent and large Hinano Beer Sticker, a KKUP Radio sticker, a KPIG radio sticker, and a Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Insignia (among others).
On the bottom of the case, written large – in black sharpie (but now fading) – is Sam Bush’s autograph.
This mandolin was stolen from my car on September 18th at around 3 PM on a Bridge over the Cosumnes River on Highway 49 at the Amador/ El Dorado County line.
This was no more than 20 minutes after completing a set with my band (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys) at the Plymouth Bluegrass Festival.”
Ted is offering a $100 reward to anyone who contacts him with information that leads to the recovery of his mandolin.
He can be reached by email.