The Canberra Blues Society has a shout out for anyone who might have seen a large number of guitars stolen from the house of Steve Russell:
- — Candy Apple red ’62 Fender Telecaster Custom re-issue. Made in Japan. In fabric soft case Monterey brand, black with purple trimming. The scratch plate has been replaced with a slightly off white three ply (black/white/black) plastic plate.
— Ephiphone Casino. The scratchplate is missing and it has a different tailpiece – it is a tremolo style tail piece with a chrome handle that extends up to the bridge. This guitar was in a black moulded plastic hard case.
— Fender Telecaster (Made in Mexico). A slightly darker “chocolate” coloured rosewood body in a fabric soft case (gig bag) which was fairly worn. It has a chip in the finish where the neckjoins the body, which has been “repaired” with brown coloured wax.
— Fernandes Revival brand. Gold and has 3 enclosed tubular chrome pickups rather thanthe white plastic on the photo. It has a large chip in the rear bottom edge. It was in a Fender gig bag.
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— Line 6 Variax 700 acoustic (Black). This guitar was in an olive/brown Line 6 fabric gig bag.
— Gibson Les Paul Standard (black). The guitar has a dent on the rear edge and a small crack in the cream plastic pickguard at the screw near the neck. It also had a a small silver and black Ying/Yang sticker on the headstock under the brand name. Hinges on the case are broken.
— Danelectro Convertible. Cream with a dark brown trim around the sides, not in a case.
— Regal Dobro. Worn condition with 2 control knobs on the front a a plastic tortoiseshell plate between the chrome resonator and the neck. The strings had been raised with a v shapedmetal string raiser at the nut to adapt it for Hawaiin style playing. It was probably in either a blackfabric covered hard case or a moulded black plastic hardcase with the brand “Takamine” moulded into it.
— Violin. An antique Italian violin, the label reads Carlo Storioni Cremonensis Faciebat 1898 (or something similar). In a blue fabric covered hard case with 2 bows.
— There was also an older Ibanez brand 12 string acoustic which had a circular orange “your rights atwork” sticker on the front covering a small hole in the face, and a black Yamaha “thinline” electroacoustic with “f” holes and a gold plated pick up at the neck.
If you come across them the society would like to hear from you.