NCBS Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page

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Re: Re: Stolen Gibson banjo

Rob... can't tell you what a wonderful story it is that you got your 'friend' back and all the great friends that helped along the way.

BTW, are you the same rob5string out of Bella Vista, AR?


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Rob Shotwell of the Banner Mountain Boys had his banjo stolen from Fran’s Café in Sacramento on May 4. Here is a description of his instrument:

2000 Gibson Mastertone – Earl Scruggs Standard, Serial# ES-4116

Hearts & flowers inlay on fingerboard, maple resonator

Original pot assembly, tone ring & rim

Price Straightline tailpiece

Snuffy Smith bridge w/ JD Crowe spacing

Scruggs-Keith tuners on G & B strings

Resonator thumbscrews have pearloid inlay

Brown strap with fake wool lining

Excellent condition; no real marks or dings

Stolen with original Gibson case, electronic tuner, extra bridges, stock tailpiece,

Wire snippers, strings, many picks.

Reward for info leading to the recovery of this treasured instrument.

Contact Rob Shotwell, 13518 La Barr Meadows Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949,