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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40's Gibson electric, 70's Metal Body Dobro, 70's Fender Strat

1940's-ish GIBSON archtop, F holes, early electric, brownish/yellow sunburst. 
On the back of the guitar there is an inscription:

"Jerry DuRay, And his 'One Man Orchestra'
757 Colton Ave San Bernadino, Cal. Urbita Trailor Park
May 7th, 1929-Oct 10th, 1942"

Identifying features 1) blade style pickup with 3 screw mounting system (similar to a Charlie Christian ES-150), 2) Kalamazoo style headstock unlike any other Gibson, 3) tortoise shell style pickguard with white painted binding, 4) probably a Recording King model, headstock shows a crown but is labeled Gibson, 5) adjustable bridge added since this photo was taken also substantial wear around pickup, 6) old brown case with metal handle and an axe painted on the case, 7) label "Robin Henkel 858 536-8944" on the case.

1970's ? METAL BODY DOBRO serial # 550, roundneck, rather beat-up, lots of oxidation and some duct tape on one side of guitar body.
Identifying features 1) frets above 12th fret are removed, 2) black electric guitar pickup, 3) Hawaiian design on back, 4) label "Robin Henkel 858 536-8944" on the case.

1970's FENDER STRAT, black, hard tail (no whammy bar), 3 bolt maple neck.
Identifying features 1) Fender decal on headstock scraped off, 2) picture of a guy playing bass glued to front of guitar body near neck pickup, 3) label "Robin Henkel 858 536-8944" on the back of the guitar.