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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1926 Gibson TB-3 Gibson Archtop Banjo, Serial # 26-5 (Sam Morrow)

Hi folks, Buddy from The Dixie Bee-Liners here.

Our former banjo player and dear friend, Sam Morrow, had his banjo stolen yesterday from his apartment in Bristol, VA. Its a very distinctive 1926 Gibson TB-3 archtop with a 5-string repro neck, fiddle headstock, wreath inlays and an unfrosted head, very similar to Ralph Stanley's classic banjo. The inlay that is supposed to be at the 10th fret is actually on the 9th. Serial # 26-5, also the name of a previous "Jake Tyler" is written in ballpoint pen on the Gibson label in the pot.

If you are on Facebook, we have a flier posted there with photos of the banjo on The Dixie Bee-Liners fan page.

If you see this instrument anywhere in the Tri-Cities area (southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee), Nashville, North Carolina, or anywhere else for that matter, please get in touch with me immediately. Also stolen were his son's red Gibson SG Standard and a Baby Taylor acoustic.

Please pass this around, and thank you! Extra Karma points if you bring us the hide of the perp(s) so we can have it mounted on a banjo rim for Sam.



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Buddy Woodward