FOUND ! ! S̶T̶O̶L̶E̶N̶ 2005 PRS Hollowbody 1 with piezo in Grey-Black

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by Sevenstringer, Sep 10, 2013.


  1. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    I posted this a while ago, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to post it again. A guitar was stolen from me in January 2007 when I lived in San Diego, California. It was someone posing as a PRS artist representative. He was going to get me a PRS HB at a discounted rate. He also did some setups, work, repairs, PUP swaps to dozens of my other guitars as well, so I thought he was a reputable guy.

    I gave him $2500 for a HB that was supposedly being custom made for me. Right before the custom HB was to be finished, I gave him my 2005 PRS HB1 to do a setup. That was the last I saw the guitar. I even contacted Paul Reed Smith and Winn Krozack at PRS Guitars to get some more information on this guy and was informed that he has never had any affiliation with the PRS Guitar Company.

    Police reports have been filed and I even won a small claims case in San Diego. A judgement against the guilty party was granted in my favor, but that is all it is, "a judgement" with no guarantee of getting the guitar or my money back.

    There have been a few questions why I waited so long to post this thread----I have kind of come to terms that I may never see the $$$ again but if there is a guy out there that has the guitar, I would be willing to buy it back. It was my first PRS that was like that and I wrote/recorded some songs on it that mean a lot to me and it represent a certain time in my life that was very important to me (i.e. the loss of a family member) etc and I would like to have the guitar back

    Anyways, I know it is a long shot trying to find it but it is a:

    2005 PRS Hollowbody 1 with piezo, Non 10-top with birds, OHSC, case candy in Grey-Black.
    Serial number 5 94657.

    If anyone comes across it or has any information, please contact me.

    Pics can be found here:

    http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/FastAssTT/2005 PRS Hollowbody 1--Serial Number 5 94657/

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  2. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    T T T
     
  3. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    New Year
    New Bump

    Here's to hoping she gets found ! !
     
  4. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    T T T
     
  5. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    Some people have asked for his information so they can steer clear if they were to come across him - PM me for info
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017
  6. so youre saying i should give him a call?
     
  7. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    Inspired by the Vai stolen and then returned guitar story, I figured I would bump this up
     
  8. Mike Frost

    Mike Frost

    Dec 10, 2015
    Rick Murphy? If it's the same guy with the TN then it looks like he's in Nashville now.
    Google Groups
     
  9. Sevenstringer

    Sevenstringer

    Jul 22, 2009
    NJ
    Through an unbelievable turn of events, I have found my stolen guitar!!

    I have been trying to not only find my guitar, but also find the guy that stole it to have him pay the outstanding judgement against him for stealing said guitar from me
    Not only did I track him down and he has paid me the money he owes me, but less than 12 hours after the judgement was settled, I found the guitar listed on Reverb.com ! ! !
    After the guitar was stolen it was sold to a pawn shop in San Diego, where it was purchased shortly after it was sold. The buyer then held onto the guitar for 10 years, barely played it and was forced to sell it due to an injury that makes him unable to play guitar any longer.

    What an incredible gift that I was able to find it. I am so blessed and grateful to have it back in my possession. Thanks to all that wrote providing me tips, well wishes and encouragement that eventually the guitar would turn. "Eventually", in this case has a shelf life of over 10 years
    Thanks all ! !
    Be well


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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2017