STOLEN Gretsch, Fender guitars
Hey MacInsiders, last night (early morning Feb 9th), one of my nightmares came true when my band, Of Gentlemen & Cowards', white van got broken into.
First and foremost, the most important thing is that nobody was injured. While we have already contacted Hamilton Police concerning the incident, the far greater possibility is that whoever broke into the van will look to sell the two guitars (each in hard cases) and pedal board at a local pawn shop or online via Kijiji or Craigslist. *****Therefore, we're asking you all to please comment on this with any information as to local pawn shops around the Greater Hamilton & Toronto Area where we can deliver preemptive flyers to.*****
One of the guitars taken was my maroon Grestch hollowbody guitar, the very same one I had the opportunity to play with in New York on The Late Show with Letterman (see guitar here: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd7Y2c4GW9E). Understandably so, the guitar means the world to me more than any other guitar that I had in that van. The other guitar that was taken was a white Fender Stratocaster, belonging to Josh, who's sentimental value extends beyond anyone can imagine. Here are the specs of the stolen gear:
Gretsch G5422TDC Electromatic Hollow Body (Walnut Satin, Serial Number: KS11074047) *Note the white pick guard - the plastic part underneath where you strum - was removed from the guitar (post-Letterman), making it significantly distinguishable from the vast majority of other similar guitars*
Fender Mexican Stratocaster (Alpine White, Serial number: MZ1082779)
BOSS Pedal Board
BOSS FDR-1 Fender Deluxe Reverb Pedal
BOSS CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal
BOSS OD-3 OverDrive Pedal
BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal
Korg True Bypass Tuner Pedal
AKG WMS40 MINI2 Dual Instrumental Guitar Wireless System
Thank you so much in advance, any suggestions help tremendously.