Browse Stolen Instruments

Below is a current list of stolen instruments that have been reported using our Stolen Instrument Registry Form.

 

This is a free service provided by The Candyman to showcase stolen instruments allowing the community to work together to aid in their recovery. 

This resource may also be utilized by individuals purchasing used instruments, by police departments, pawn shops, and more. 

MOST RECENT INSTRUMENT ALERT! 

Multiple Instruments Stolen

Date Reported: August 1st, 2022

Where was instrument(s) stolen? Home burglary in Albuquerque, New Mexico - Multiple people involved

Instruments Stolen Include (photos not available): 

 

  • Djembe, Handmade in the 1990s.

  • 2 Microphones | Shure SM58 dynamic microphone for live voice | They are brand new, never used, never opened, in the original boxes.

  • Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Effects | Purchased used, so there is some wear.

  • MXR Carbon Copy Effects Pedal | Green color, like new condition.

  • Clyde Deluxe Wah Effects Pedal | Serial# 6 76891 00008 7 | Excellent condition and has original box.

  • Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Amp w/Rhythm | Serial# 001143 or 4 959112104310 | Excellent condition and has original box.

  • Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp | Serial# 0009288410 or D: 15075241404 or LBX500E 153461 | Like new and has original box.

  • Vintage Fender Champ Silverface - 1970s? | Shows signs of its age.

  • Two Rock 10th Anniversary Amp and Cabinet | Like new, beautiful set, has original boxes.

  • 1966 (chart says #6) Fender Vibro Champ Blackface AA764, 1x8” Speaker | Serial# A05787 | (A man attempted to sell this to Music Go Round in Albuquerque in late July. Staff placed it behind the counter to get something out back. When they returned it was gone and so was the guy. But they have his photo ID, address, and phone #.)

  • 1963-4 Fender Bandmaster Blonde Head and 2x12” Cab. Cab has 081810/328750/081828/328847 speakers (non-original, marked “Fender by Wah”). Cab is 4ohms (2x8), pots 1963 | Serial# A01523 | Blackface, black knobs, wheat grille | Tolex is in very good condition without rips or tears. All original screws in the cab.

  • 1964 Gretsch 6124 Double Anniversary in Sunburst | Excellent condition and comes in the original case with all the case candy.

  • Guild F45ce Acoustic-Electric Cutaway | There is slight fret buzz with a reset possibly needed. The sound hole is oval in shape.

  • 2009-10 Gibson Les Paul Standard VOS 1960 in Iced Tea Plain Top | Serial# G0 xxxxxx (available later) | Has nicks and bruises, very good condition | This was from Guitar Center who had an agreement with Gibson to reproduce the 1960 specs (or something like that).

  • 1965 Guild Capri 100D ce archtop jazz in Sunburst has a funky serial number where the last digit has bottom half of previous number and top half of next number. | Case smells strongly of cigarette smoke. There is some issue with one of the pickups not working right. Seen by guitar tech but never pursued repair. 

  • 2005 AVRI Fender Stratocaster Ocean Turquoise Rosewood Fretboard | Serial# V124146 | Has a compensated nut. Original in the case as well as all the case candy. Tremelo opening still covered. Mint condition. The photos below are not the actual guitar but another found online.

 

Police Notified - Yes Case # 

If you have any information, please contact the police or The Candyman at info@candymansf.com or 505-983-5906. 

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Stolen Tenor Saxophone

Date Reported: November 29, 2021

Where was instrument(s) stolen? Home burglary in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 

Instrument Type: Tenor Saxophone

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Martin Handcraft Committe II

Serial Number: 139270

Police Notified - Yes Case # 

Double pick guards, brass nut and frets.

If you have any information, please contact the police or Mary Anne at chiliblu@taosnet.com.

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Stolen Guitar - $200 REWARD (Thank you to Ken Estrada who is personally contributing an extra $100 to this reward.)

Date Reported: July 30, 2021

Where was instrument(s) stolen? Home burglary in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 

Instrument Type: Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Guild F -112 1976

Serial Number: 156766

Police Notified - Yes Case # 

Double pick guards, brass nut and frets.

If you have any information, please contact the police or Mary Anne at chiliblu@taosnet.com.

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Stolen Guitar

Date Reported: July 21, 2021

Where was instrument(s) stolen? House Break-in Ranchos de Taos

Instrument Type: Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Serial # Gretsch G5420T hollow body electric guitar

Serial Number: KS13043557

Police Notified - Yes Case # 

The pickups shown in the photo are the originals, but I replaced them with TV Jones Classics, which have more chrome and less black, and have a "patent pending" number embossed on the housing.

If you have any information, please contact the police or Robert Wisnewski at 575-613-0683 or rwisnewski@gmail.com.

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Stolen Bass Guitar

Date Reported: March 4, 2020

Where was instrument(s) stolen? From a Chevy truck in front of Palo Duro Senior Center in Albuquerque

Instrument Type: Fender Precision Bass, American Standard, 1995-2000

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Serial # N6111815

Police Notified - Yes Case # 200013405

If you have any information, please contact the police or The Candyman at 505-983-5906 or at info@candymansf.com and we will relay the information to the victim.

No Photo Provided

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Stolen '66 Gibson Guitar - $100 Reward

Date Reported: February 21, 2020

Where was instrument(s) stolen? Place of residence. (It is believed this instrument was stolen by a local Santa Fe musician.)

Instrument Type: 1966 Gibson SG

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Vintage Cherry cracking patina throughout. All Original. Old style head stock, yellowing pegs.

Police Notified - Case # #0220002510

If you have any information, please contact Rand or Cindy at The Candyman at 505-983-5906 or at info@candymansf.com.

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Date Reported: September 27, 2019

Where was instrument(s) stolen? Either Tiny's (after gig Sat Sept 21st) around 12:30 am or from truck on Siringo later that night or early next day.

Instrument Type: Dean Acoustic Resonator Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Dean Acoustic Resonator Wood and steel cut away In hard shell case with stickers, and snark tuner Plug in on bottom...with strap

Description: Lot's of stickers on case Guitar tuned to open D Dean head stock

If you have any information, please contact Mike at 505-795-9212 or moviemike15@msn.com.

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Stolen Amp and Microphone

Date Reported: March 14, 2019

Where was instrument(s) stolen? From the trunk of a Toyota Camry parked in the fitness center parking lot at Santa Fe Community College.

Contact: Laurianne Fiorentino at lafinvictus@gmail.com

Instrument Type: GALIEN KRUEGER 200 MV PA

Instrument Make, Model and Style: GK MV 200...OR 200 MV

Description: TWO 6 INCH SPEAKERS INSIDE BLACK METAL GRID, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A SMALL MICROWAVE OVEN, VERY HEAVY, ADJUSTABle EQ sliders on the front, handle on top missing, worn paint especially around one screw hole. Photo is from the internet, not actual unit.

Police Report #0219004209 Officer Trujillo

Instrument Type: Microphone Beyer Dynamic

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Beyer Dynamic M69, black with lipstick in the grill

Description: In the black suitcase containing th eGK Mv 200

Police Case #0219004289

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Stolen Gretsch Guitar! - Reward

Date Reported: February 20, 2019

Where was instrument stolen? Taos

Contact: Email The Candyman at info@candymansf.com and the information will be forwarded to the victim. A police report has been filed. 

Instrument Type: Gretsch Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: 5420t

Serial Number: K517034027

Description: Aspen Green w/Bigsby temelo tailpiece. Thumbnail fret inlays, case that say "La Grande" in white paint.

$$REWARD$$ for any information leading to the return of the instrument

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Stolen Alto Saxophone! - $200 Reward

Date Reported: December 4, 2018

Where was instrument stolen? Albuquerque Home - Forced entry

Contact: Email The Candyman at info@candymansf.com and the information will be forwarded to the victim. 

Instrument Type: Alto Saxophone

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Yamaha - 875EXII

Serial Number: E68108

Description: Outside of the case has a few scuff marks, and the bell of the saxophone is very slightly bent. There were also clarinet and trumpet mouthpieces stolen. Clarinet Mouthpiece (BD5), Trumpet mouthpieces ( Bob Reeves 42 S, Warburton 7ESV with a KT backbore).

No Photo Provided - $100 Reward

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Date Reported: November 4, 2018

Where was instrument stolen? Albuquerque, NM - Forced Entry

Contact: Email The Candyman at info@candymansf.com and the information will be forwarded to the victim. 

Instrument Type: Electric Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Fender American Stratocaster

Serial Number: E34T907

Description: Gunmetal blue with a maple fingerboard, 1984?, Excellent Condition

No Photo Provided

Date Reported: October 30, 2018

Multiple Instruments

Where was instrument stolen? Santa Fe, NM from car.

Contact: Call Henry at 502-314-7710 or Email The Candyman at info@candymansf.com and the information will be forwarded to the victim. 

Instrument Type: Clarinet

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Jupiter

Serial Number: Not provided

Description: Inside case, black, no ligature

Instrument Type: Electric Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: ESP telecaster

Serial Number: Not provided

Description: Left handed. Sea foam green with white pickguard. Scratched, painted, stickers

Instrument Type: Keyboard Synthesizer

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Roland Gaia

Serial Number: Not provided

Description: Stickers

Recovered Instruments

Stolen Resonator Guitar - $250 Reward!

Date Reported: September 24, 2019

Where was instrument(s) stolen? Stolen from a car at the Sage Inn on 9/23/19

Instrument Type: Resonator Guitar

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Recording King 991 Round Neck Triolian Resonator

Description: The guitar was in a hard shell black Roadrunner case with polytune clip on tuner and brass slide.

Police Report # Filed (no information available)

If you have any information, please call Frank at 770-714-3878.

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Date Reported: October 5th, 2016

Instrument Type: Mandolin

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Gibson, F5G

Serial Number: SERIAL # 50130011

Description: Brand new. Mint condition. Stolen without a case. Has a Tone-Guard on the back. Has a Neotech strap.

Where was instrument stolen? Santa Fe, NM

Home Break-in on 10/4/2016. Reported to police and a case number assigned. 

Photo is of a comparable model, not the actual instrument.

Date Reported: October 5, 2016
Instrument Type: Banjo

Instrument Make, Model and Style: Deering Calico 5 String Banjo, 2008

Serial Number: SERIAL # 0392808 L720

Description: Minimal wear. Maple resonator. Honey finish. Nickel plated Hardware. Peering logo on case.

Where was instrument stolen? Santa Fe, NM

Home break-in on 10/4/16

Theft reported to police and a case number assigned

Photo is of a comparable model, not the actual instrument.