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1946 Martin 0-18 Stolen offering Reward

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Hi everyone, Just putting this out in the guitar community as I am searching for my stolen Martin. Serial number 95147 Stolen mid June 2019 in Los Angeles. Police report filed. The guitar community has been of great help and very supportive. I did get some of my gear back from the police and some that was sold to a Guitar Center ...but my baby is still out there. Any help greatly appreciated. It was my Dad's, in my family my whole life. Thanks much.

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Very sorry to hear this. I have no doubt that you will find as much empathy and support on this forum as you will anywhere in the universal guitar community.

I'm not a flat-top guy, and rarely follow the market for vintage Martins, but I'm making a note of this anyway, especially since I'm at least located in the same state where it was stolen.

I suppose you may have already thought of this, but I think another great place to spread the word and seek help would be the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum, which has always been a very active forum. https://umgf.com/

Wishing you the best of luck in getting your treasured instrument back.

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Have you also listed it at the "stolen guitar registry"?

Might be worth a shot . . . I hope you get it back, in good condition.

Stolen Guitar Registry link

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Bad as stealing an instrument is, stealing a memento is far worse. I wish you the best of luck in getting it returned.

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I second the stolen guitar registry. IMO, thieves ,guitar thieves especially, are the scum on scums shoes.I had a dying friends instruments stolen right before he died. I made it my life mission to get them back, which I luckily did, eventually, not that it helped my friend any. BTW, I had to pay the pawn shop what he paid for them, which goes way against my grain. What a scam they and the lawmakers in Florida have going. IMO, once your property always your property, legalities be damned.

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It's good that you have the serial number, so you can check if one shows up on line. We have my Dad's 1951 O-18, and it would be terrible if it were lost or stolen.

Good luck.

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Looks like you've got a good start, hang in there and don't give up

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There is one on Facebook right now identified as a 1947 with a serial number of 96746, which I assume is not yours, correct? The ad has photos, but none of the block containing the serial number.


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