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Stolen Basses and Bows

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Brent Nussey, May 6, 2010.

  1. Brent Nussey

    Brent Nussey

    Jun 27, 2001
    Tokyo, Japan
    On May 2, 2010, the bass shop Atto in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan was broken into and several instruments and bows were stolen. In case any of these are removed from Japan and attempts are made to sell them in other countries, I'd like to ask everyone to be on the lookout for these stolen instruments:


    Nicola Utili: string length 105cm. roundback, original label inside. Modern Italian

    Giuseppe Salvadori 1877 (Pistoia) string length 102cm. Italian flatback. Made in the traditional method/style of Marche, Italy. Top wood in almost flawless condition. original label inside. Small instrument, with the length of the top being 105cm

    Giuseppi Baldantoni 1812: string length 102cm. Roundback. Small instrument, with the length of the top being 104cm


    Adriano Massari: German. Silver lapping/mounting 70.5cm, 137g

    H.R. Pretzschner: German, Octagonal stick. Rare gold lapping model. Limited edition model made only in 1999, with carved seal attached, numbered as number 3. 70.5cm, 135g

    L. Morizot: German, (originally a French bow, original French frog also included) 68.5cm 124g

    H.R. Pretzschner: German, Octagonal stick. (originally a French bow) 70.5cm 143g

    G.A. Pretzschner: German, Octagonal stick. (originally a French bow, original French frog also included) 69.5cm 143g

    A. Vaudoisey: German, Octagonal stick. 70.0cm 141g

    M. LaPierre: French, octagonal stick. (with papers by Slaviero) 67.0cm 127g

    Dupuy: French, octagonal stick. 68.5cm 133g

    A. Massari (gold) 1992 French 67.0cm 133g

    A. Massari 1993 French. (copy of Vigneron) 66.0cm 141g

    Giovanni Lucchi: French (early example from his shop in Bolognia) 68.0cm 143g

    F. Maggi: French. 66.8cm 139g

    J. Klermang: French. 67.5cm

    If you have or come across any information about these instruments, please contact:

    Contrabass shop ATTO
    TEL 0422-41-2213
    FAX 0422-46-8491
    E -MAIL attobass@festa.ocn.ne.jp

    If language proves to be a problem, I can be contacted at online@brentnussey.com to help with translation and interpreting. I'd also appreciate if this information could be passed on to any dealers who might be offered these kind of items for sale.

    Brent Nussey

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