Stolen mandolin, Montreal

August 7, 2011

Sadly, last night Harold and Gemma Brooks were victims of a break-in.
They were actually home when it occurred and only realized what had happened this morning.
The good news is that they are both ok.

The thieves got away with a number of items one of which has significant sentimental value to Harold.
It is a mandolin manufactured by Luthier, Brian Dean, that he received as a gift to celebrate a special event.

Pictures of the mandolin may be found using these links:

http://www.siamsa.org/images/mandolin.jpg

http://www.siamsa.org/images/mandolin2.jpg

The instrument did undergo one modification from the original.
In the picture where Harold is holding the mandolin, you can see the current tailpiece.

Harold does have the serial number to positively identify the instrument.

At this point, Harold and Gemma do not have access to a computer (something else that was stolen last night) but if you hear of anyone trying to sell an instrument meeting this description, please respond to this e-mail and I will pass the info on to Harold.

Targeting and stealing musical instruments seems to be almost epidemic. So please be careful with your musical equipment especially those of value that cannot easily be replaced. Anyone interested in posting a picture of their lost or stolen instruments on our website, please get in touch by sending an e-mail to my attention at info@siamsa.org. Please include a description and the date the theft occurred and any other information that is relevant to its identification that could help with recovery.

Many thanks,

Denis Martin
for Siamsa

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