130 Vintage Guitars STOLEN From Fretted Americana In Cali

Californian vintage guitar shop reportedly cleaned-out by robbers   28-Oct-13

130 Vintage Guitars STOLEN From Fretted Americana In Cali


Well this is sad news, 130 vintage and rare guitars have been stolen from Fretted Americana in California, in what sounds like it could be one of the biggest guitar thefts ever.

The shop are famous for selling rare guitars, and showcasing them in videos on YouTube starring Phil X, but it appears that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock has been stolen.

Fretted Americana released the following statement:

"We ask for your vigilance and assistance to assure that you are not the innocent receiver of stolen property. If you have any information on the criminals responsible for this theft please contact us. Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) will be rewarded."

A list of the guitars, including serial numbers, condition ratings and year of production, has been released online. Fretted Americana are asking anybody who has any information or sees any of these guitars for sale to contact the store.

Here are the guitars arranged by rating, year, make, model, serial# and colour:

  1. 9.00 1974 Alembic Series 1 Stereo Bass Waylon Jennings - Jerry 74/73 Natural
  2. 9.50 2000 Andreas Fierce Shark 2000 1053 Burned Western Larch
  3. 9.50 1999 Breedlove Master Class Grand Concert C25 5975 King Koa
  4. 9.50 2001 Carvin Swallowtail AC375 by T. Breeze VerDant 65466 Hawaiian Curly Koa/Mahogany
  5. 8.50 2006 Clive Brown '54 Blackguard Telecaster 0472 Butterscotch Blond
  6. 9.50 1964 Danelectro Short Horn Standard Model 3022 Bronze over white vinyl
  7. 9.25 1966 Danelectro Convertible Model 5005 2126 Woodgrain over white vinyl
  8. 9.25 1963 Epiphone Broadway E252N 120765 Natural
  9. 9.25 1958 Epiphone Broadway E252 A 1497 Sunburst
  10. 8.25 1961 Epiphone Casino E230-T Oliveburst
  11. 9.25 1966 Epiphone Casino E230-TD 380003 Sparkling Burgundy Metallic
  12. 9.25 1959 Epiphone Century E422T A-2576 Sunburst
  13. 9.25 1966 Epiphone Coronet "Dwight" SB-533 Silver Fox 570326 Silver Fox (translucent green with
  14. 8.75 1961 Epiphone B4B Newport Bass 36335 Cherry
  15. 9.00 1965 Epiphone Olympic SB 722D 254592 Sunburst
  16. 2009 Fender Bassman 250 Type PR597 09004865
  17. 9.00 1969 Fender Champ A 17091 Black with silver face
  18. 9.00 1966 Fender Coronado ll 249762 Antigua
  19. 9.25 1967 Fender Coronado ll 199474 Cherry Red
  20. 9.25 1967 Fender Coronado ll 502538 Cherry Sunburst
  21. 9.25 1967 Fender Coronado ll 503025 Lake Placid Blue
  22. 8.75 1954 Fender Deluxe (Wide-Panel) Amp Model 5B3 6685 Tweed
  23. 9.50 1995 Fender Esquire "Snakehead" Prototype Prototype #1 White
  24. 9.50 1968 Fender Jaguar 229804 Candy Apple Red
  25. 9.25 1991 Fender '62 Re-Issue Stack-Knob, Slab-Board Jazz Bass V 057239 Olympic White
  26. 9.00 1962 Fender Electric Mandolin 01534 Sunburst Three-tone
  27. 9.00 1966 Fender Mustang 124581 Daphne Blue
  28. 9.25 1972 Fender Mustang 413063 Three-Tone Sunburst
  29. 9.00 1971 Fender Competition Mustang 305537 Competition Red with cream
  30. 9.25 1966 Fender Mustang 186854 Dakota Red
  31. 9.25 1966 Fender Mustang 186031 Dakota Red
  32. 9.50 2002 Fender Precision Bass 1968 Reissue (MIJ) P 098184 Blue Floral
  33. 9.50 1995 Fender Precision Bass (Fender Custom Shop for Dick CN401515 Chartreuse Sparkle
  34. 9.25 1978 Fender Precision Bass S 867926 Antigua
  35. 9.50 2005 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop 1956 Relic R15743 See-Through Blond
  36. 9.50 2000 Fender Stratocaster (Hardtail) Fred Stuart 0777 Sunburst Two-tone
  37. 9.50 2002 Fender Squier, 20th Anniversary Stratocaster CY02027410 Olympic White
  38. 9.50 1992 Fender "Pearl Jam" Custom Shop Stratocaster V059055 Burgundy Mist
  39. 9.25 1972 Fender Stratocaster 354653 Olympic White
  40. 9.25 1973 Fender Stratocaster (Hardtail) 524290 Natural
  41. 9.50 1979 Fender Stratocaster S 937364 Antigua
  42. 9.00 1971 Fender Telecaster 300280 Blond
  43. 9.50 1999 Fender Telecaster (Nashville B Bender) N9413028 Candy Apple Red
  44. 9.00 1978 Fender Telecaster Deluxe S 807814 Antigua
  45. 9.00 1978 Fender Telecaster Custom S 816948 Antigua
  46. 9.25 1978 Fender Twin Reverb Amplifier A 970731 Silver face
  47. 9.00 1972 Fender Twin Reverb Amplifier A 431287 Silver face
  48. 9.50 1986 Fender (Japan) Telecaster Custom '62 A024818 Sunburst Three-tone
  49. 9.00 1934 Gibson L-Century (Century of Progress) 897 Sunburst
  50. 9.25 1940 Gibson Kalamazoo KGN-12 Flat Top - 14 fret neck 5132G 37 Natural with faux tortoise-shell
  51. 9.25 1940 Gibson Kalamazoo KGN-12 Flat Top - 14 fret neck 3220G 18 Natural with faux tortoise-shell
  52. 9.50 1982 Gibson Map Guitar 83582001 Natural Mahogany
  53. 8.75 1939 Gibson ES-150 CC (first variant) FGE 2208 Chocolate brown with golden
  54. 9.25 1962 Gibson ES-120T 50525 Teaburst
  55. 8.75 1956 Gibson ES-175N A 22487 Natural
  56. 9.25 1968 Gibson Firebird I "Non-Reverse" 947896 Sunburst
  57. 8.75 1935 Gibson L-10 Sunburst
  58. 9.00 1957 Gibson L-48 U 2745 33 Tobacco Sunburst
  59. 8.75 1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior 3/4 0 3492 Cherry
  60. 9.00 1963 Gibson Melody Maker 133536 Sunburst
  61. 9.00 1966 Gibson Melody Maker 900231 Pelham Blue with Mahogany Neck
  62. 9.00 1960 Gibson Melody Maker 0 7111 Sunburst
  63. 9.00 1967 Gibson Melody Maker D 320678 Sparkling Burgundy with Mahogany
  64. 9.00 1966 Gibson Melody Maker D 800362 Pelham Blue with Mahogany Neck
  65. 9.00 1952 Gibson Super 300 A 10160 Cremona brown
  66. 9.25 1964 Gretsch 6125 Anniversary Model 74580 Two-Tone Jaguar Tan and Ivory
  67. 9.25 1959 Gretsch 6125 Anniversary Model 31392 Two-Tone Smoke Green
  68. 9.25 1962 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary Model 50565 Sunburst
  69. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6134 Black Penguin Solid Body (Japan) JT05129199 Black
  70. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6121 Nashville Solid Body (Japan) JD05 011332 Western Orange
  71. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G 6120 SSLVO with two original 1960 JT05074509 Western orange
  72. 9.25 1961 Gretsch 6132 Corvette Solid Body 44859 Cherry
  73. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6128TCG Duo Jet Solid Body (Japan) JD05 031630 Cadillac Green
  74. 9.00 1957 Gretsch 6161 Electromatic Dual Twin Amplifier X 72478 Two-Tone Gray
  75. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6136 Black Falcon (Japan) JT05118317 Black
  76. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6136 White Falcon (Japan) JT05118300 White
  77. 9.00 1957 Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird 21146 Red Top with Black Back and Sides
  78. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6121W Roundup Solid Body (Japan) JT05 010570 Orange
  79. 9.50 2006 Gretsch G6121W Roundup Solid Body (Japan) Orange
  80. 8.75 1957 Gretsch 6189 Streamliner 23689 Copper Mist with Bamboo Yellow
  81. 9.50 2005 Gretsch G6134 White Penguin Solid Body (Japan) JT05106964 White
  82. 9.25 1954 Guild MasterAmp 60 2022
  83. 9.50 2010 Henman Mod MOD-002XG Xenia Black Stain (glossy finish)
  84. 9.25 1974 Hofner 500/1 "Violin" Bar-Blade Pickup Bass Sunburst
  85. 9.25 1954 Hofner Model 463 Acoustic Archtop 27.9.54 Tan spruce with mahogany back
  86. 9.25 1958 Hofner Model 457/S/E2 Electro-Acoustic 714 Tobacco sunburst
  87. 9.00 1959 Hofner Club 60 Brunette (Selmer) 670 Sunburst
  88. 8.75 1960 Hofner 456/S/b Acoustic (fitted with Schaller pickup) 2531 Natural
  89. 9.00 1969 Hofner 457/S n/a Sunburst
  90. 9.25 1983 Ibanez (Japan) AM-205 Stagemaster I 830130 Burl Mahogany
  91. 9.25 1978 Ibanez (Japan) Bob Weir Professional Model 2681NT D 787913 Natural
  92. 9.50 1997 Jackson Roswell Randy Rhoads Aircraft Aluminium Guitar RSW 106 Aluminium
  93. 9.50 2005 James Trussart Steelcaster - Holey Back - Rusty Steel 05 098 Rust
  94. 9.50 2006 James Trussart Steeltop Antique Silver Chinese Dragon 0317 Mahogany/Brushed Silver
  95. 9.50 2006 James Trussart Steeltop Antique Silver Chinese Dragon 06 215 Mahogany/Brushed Silver
  96. 9.50 2006 James Trussart Antique Silver Chinese Dragon 06 211 Mahogany
  97. 9.50 2010 James Trussart Holey-Steelcaster Rastafari Colors 'Ziggy Marley' 10 245 Three-Tone 'Ganja' (Yellow, Green &
  98. 9.50 2007 Lentz HSL Buddy Whittington Model Lentz/DB Fiesta Red
  99. 9.25 2002 Lentz "T" Style Signed '52 Blackguard "Lentz 7/29/02" Blond
  100. 9.25 1987 Marshall JCM 25/50 Silver Jubilee Model 2554 12" 02908 Silver Vinyl
  101. 9.25 1989 Marshall 4001 Studio 15, 15W 1 x 12" combo X10780 Black Tolex
  102. 9.50 2009 Martin D-28 Museum Edition 1941 Guitar & Case 1350038 Mahogany Mesa/Boogie Combo Mk 1
  103. 9.00 1973 Mosrite 350 Mono Bass AB 0072 Semi-transparent Wine Red
  104. 9.25 1967 Mosrite Melobar Nine String 055 Sunburst Three-tone
  105. 9.00 1966 Mosrite Joe Maphis Mark 1 D 381 Natural
  106. 9.50 1967 Mosrite Combo Mark 1 H 1147 Translucent red
  107. 9.00 1976 Mosrite Bi-Centennial Archtop (Stereo) Natural
  108. 9.50 1965 Mosrite The Ventures Mark 1 Double-Neck 6/12 String 2J 309 Sunburst Three-tone
  109. 9.25 1986 Mosrite Joe Maphis Double Six string+Octave Guitar PRO 001 Sunburst Two-tone
  110. 9.00 1965 Mosrite Joe Maphis Model Double-Neck 6/12 String 2J 359 Natural
  111. 9.25 1987 Mosrite The Ventures Model (Hard-Tail) 1X Storm Gray
  112. 9.25 1970 Mosrite The Ventures ll Red
  113. 9.50 1983 Mosrite The Ventures (Triple-Bound Body Re-Issue) 64010 Sunburst Three-tone
  114. 9.50 1961 National Glenwood 95 'Map' T 68492 Vermillion Red
  115. 9.25 1975 Ovation Deacon 12-String 1253 E 10290 Mahogany burst
  116. 9.50 1997 Paul Reed Smith Artist Series lll (Amber Flame Top) 7 33461 #295 Violin Amber
  117. 9.50 1999 Paul Reed Smith McCarty HollowBody Turquoise Maple 10 Top 9 42311 Turquoise with Translucent Sides
  118. 9.25 1987 Paul Reed Smith PRS Standard 7 2412 Dark Blue Metallic
  119. 9.00 1957 Rickenbacker Model 1000 C150-18 (3/4 size) V 7107 Jet Black
  120. 9.00 1966 Rickenbacker 330/12 (two pickups, no vibrato) FL 4231 Mapleglo (Natural)
  121. 9.00 1954 Silvertone 1359 Standard "Peanut" Style Body / Coke XXXX Tan and Ginger Simulated Leather
  122. 10.00 Tone Americana EVIL*ROBOT 18/30 Watt Head CLASSIC Vintage brown
  123. 10.00 Tone Americana EVIL ROBOT Extension 2 x 12 Cabinet CLASSIC Vintage Brown
  124. 10.00 Tone Americana EVIL*ROBOT 2/5/18/30 watt Combo CLASSIC Vintage brown
  125. 10.00 Tone Americana EVIL*ROBOT 2/5/18/30 watt Combo CLASSIC Vintage brown 1995 Trace Elliot V-Type V8 400 Head + 2 x 15 500W Bass
  126. 9.00 1964 Vox Kent 543877 Red
  127. 9.00 1966 Vox Phantom Xll Stereo 300380 Black
  128. 9.00 1965 Vox Mark Vl 'Teardrop' (V222) no serial # England White
  129. 9.25 1966 Vox Bulldog 267110 Sunburst Three-tone
  130. 9.50 2013 Yamaha (Japan) Phil X SG1801PX H1Y506E Piano White

 

 

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13 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
I-SCAM    Said...

Hmmmmm. All those guitars...and even amps...yet not one hi-value Les Paul, Telecaster, ES-335, or Strat taken. What luck!

02-Nov-13 12:54 AM


Bob    Said...

Checks Phil X's apartment.

02-Nov-13 10:52 AM


Lee Dickson    Said...

Thieving bastards!.........That is a very larege hit guys........I hope it gets returned and the perp. beaten about the body with a 1980s Les Paul.....or something equally heavy!!

02-Nov-13 04:09 PM


Lee Dickson    Said...

Thieving bastards!.........That is a very larege hit guys........I hope it gets returned and the perp. beaten about the body with a 1980s Les Paul.....or something equally heavy!!

02-Nov-13 04:09 PM


Lee Dickson    Said...

Thieving bastards!.........That is a very larege hit guys........I hope it gets returned and the perp. beaten about the body with a 1980s Les Paul.....or something equally heavy!!

02-Nov-13 04:10 PM


VG    Said...

Much of their high-end inventory was with them at the Arlington, Texas vintage show.

02-Nov-13 05:58 PM


Rbuck    Said...

Was he actually at Arlington?

02-Nov-13 08:22 PM


Norm    Said...

Seems odd that there weren't any truly high end guitars taken. Not saying it was a scam, but more and more people are starting to feel that way. C'mon. No REAL instruments stole???

03-Nov-13 02:27 PM


BC    Said...

Something is just weird about this. How do you fence all these guitars and who steals two extremely heavy Twin Reverbs?

03-Nov-13 03:33 PM


Drew    Said...

Sounds like the only one who's going to be buying those guitars, is the insurance company! Which should increase all of our premimums! Great. No alarms? Surveillance cameras? Ceiling, floor, window, door sensors? Does anybody else smell fish...?

03-Nov-13 08:57 PM


Howie    Said...

Much of their high end inventory was with them at Arlington?

How convenient!

03-Nov-13 08:59 PM


I love my guitars    Said...

Way to meny axes not to show up these people should be ahhhhhhhh this dam world has gone to rat shit.

The governments in North America are causing a huge part of society to do desperate things just to survive.

This one though hmmmmm thinking it was well planned out not a hit and run by some crack head.

04-Nov-13 02:06 PM


sharkguitar    Said...

Ritchie Sambora must have needed money for beer. How convenient that all their undesirable crap "disappears" at their 2007 prices. $8000.00 73 tele anyone? For their sake I hope the robbery was real!

17-Nov-13 09:57 PM


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