Stolen. Lots of guitars.

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Gear' started by Mark Wilson, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Hey everyone. I'm from Niagara Falls Ontario.

    not logn ago, a guitar teacher from here, recently had EVERY guitar he owned, stolen. I will have a complete list up soon. He is Jeff Bond. And teaches at the Bond School of Music. He had RARE guitars. Like a 69 Strat and such.
    I will have a complete list up ASAP. Anyone is the area that sees any rare guitars and looks suspicious, let me know.



    EDIT: Some items:

    '69 Strat
    Jimi Hendrix Strat
    a Beautiful Ibanez Jem, with Vine Inlays, scalloped on upper frets
    Classical (Unknown ATM)
    A Gibson Les Paul

    Others will be posted ASAP.
  2. FunkyLemz


    Oct 17, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Im sorry, that really blows. How did it happen? Did someone break into the school?
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Yea. Broke the door down.
    It's a bad area of the city too.
  4. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Man, is it just me, or are there an increasing number of instruments being stolen in Canada?

    I've only been a member since early on this year, but I don't remember seeing 3 postings from Canada within the span of 1 month before.

    I'm hoping they were insured. If you can post photos it would help. I would advise sending an email to the Toronto music stores - Long & McQuade, Steve's, 12th Fret, Capsule, Songbird, Ring Music. Did I miss anybody?
  5. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca

    Not to shift focus here, but I used to play music with a couple of guys, one of which was from Canada. He had one of the early Dolphin basses, and I loved that thing. I offered him lots of cash for it (he was a drummer, so he wouldn't miss it), and he just wouldn't do it. Turns out he used to hang with shady guys, and it was stolen out of Canada not too long before, and he ended up with it. That bass was surrounded by bad karma...I'm glad I didn't end up with it.
  6. WOW, that really sucks. I hope you guys recover at least SOME of the instruments. Nothing pisses me off more than hearing that some idiot (who doesn't play music) stole a bunch of nice instruments. Good luck and may the nasty karma catch up with this/these loser(s).
  7. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I am a former student of Jeff's, and haven't talked to him in awhile, but those were some nice guitars with much value attached to them beyond the money.

    The 69 strat wsa amazing, and his classical I knew to be quite valuable.

    I'm sorry to hear about this, and I will certainly pass on my regards to him in person when I get back in town.