NCBS Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page

This is the Northern California Bluegrass Society's national infomation page for stolen and missing musical instruments. This page can be used to announce the theft or other loss of musical instruments, updates on subsequent investigations, and news about the recovery of instruments. The forum is HTML-enabled, so that links may be added to other websites that contain pictures and other detailed information about the instruments. The NCBS does not warrant the accuracy of any information posted. Contact the source for details. Good luck to all!

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Musician murdered -- Instruments stolen, June 2009 -- Sacramento (guitars, mandolin, banjo)

Sacramento police hope some unique musical instruments lead them to a killer.

Sacramento police hope finding Keith Fessler's unique instruments will lead them to his killer.

Keith Fessler, 44, was found dead inside his Meadowview home last month.

Fessler lived at the Carella Drive house for 15 years and was an avid musician, police said. Several distinctive string instruments were taken from the house, including:

* Gibson Les Paul guitar, serial No. 31602
* Gibson Acoustic guitar, serial No. 91412043
* Jackson Guitar, serial No. 6717
* Carvin Custom guitar, no serial number
* Takamine Santa Fe guitar, serial No. 93121043
* Deering banjo, serial No. 4041
* Flatiron mandolin, serial No. 93071686
* Mitchell MD-100 guitar, serial No. 302018

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Re: Musician murdered -- Instruments stolen, June 2009 -- Sacramento (guitars, mandolin, banjo)

The information in this initial report was based on published information in the Sacramento media and is inaccurate. Please rely on the detailed information in Derek's post immediately above in this list and contact him (or the police) if you have any leads or other useful information about this crime.