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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Stolen early '70's '63 RI Gibson Firebird V Ltd. Ed.#142

Tobacco Sunburst, nickel chrome hardware, 2 pickups, big chrome tail Gibson Vibrola. Original "Gibson" logo-stamped mini-humbucking pickups without pole pieces changed to Les Paul Deluxe mini-humbuckers with pole pieces, but the originals were in the case, so either could easily be on the guitar.

Bone nut (not original). Upper bout strap button relocated to heel of neck. Original tune-o-matic bridge and banjo-style tuners.

No firebird pictograph ever on the white pickguard. Gold plaque on upper bout (where switch would be on a Les Paul) ingraved "Ltd. Ed. #142," no other serial number on guitar.

Black rectangular case with gold painted Gibson logo, lavender plush interior.

Stolen from Aurora, Illinois nightclub July 1974. Report filed with Aurora Police Department next day.

Reward. Great Karma. Fat chance.

Boyd Williamson, guitarist
Yancy Derringer