NCBS Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page

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Lawrence Smart Mandolin SN 124, Amador County, CA.

Stolen: A. Lawrence Smart F Mandolin #124 in a White Calton Case with a green lining. This mandolin has a brown varnish finish and a pearl scroll work in the headstock faceplate.Lawrence's Signature ASL in Pearl is inlayed at the 12th fret.

The case had a Calton Metal Signature Plate on it engraved with the name Johnny Greene (Presumably the original owner's name.) I bought this instrument via the Mandolin Cafe about 5 years ago.

The case itself had a number of stickers on top including a prominent and large Hinano Beer Sticker, a KKUP Radio Sticker, a KPIG radio Sticker and a Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Insignia.

On the bottom of the case, written large in sharpie but now fading was Sam Bush's Autograph, obtained at the 2009 Founders Bluegrass Festival.

Any assistance with recovery of this cherished and heavily played mandolin would be very much appreciated.

This mandolin was stolen from my car on Highway 49 on the Amador/ El Dorado County line in California.

*Recovered* Lawrence Smart Mandolin SN 124, Amador County, CA.

This instrument has been recovered and returned to the rightful owner.