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Martin 0021 (1955) (#43)

On Friday, mid day, Dec 30th my old 0021Martin guitar was stolen from a house in Wellington. I bought it under the guidance of Ry Cooder in 1964 while I was one of his students. It is a very precious guitar to me, for many reasons - it is iconic.

The serial number on the Martin is 144442. It was made in 1955. It has a slotted head, 12 fret, honey coloured spruce top and Brazilain hardwood back . The black hard case has stickers on saying "Arcata Music' "Wildwood music' "Wild women sing the blues'. The guitar has a black Martin shoulder strap.

The thieves also took my 1957 Duo Jet Grestch (black and white electric with a Bigsby ‘whammy’ bar)
Both are in black guitar cases. See photos below.
on the Grestch a red velvet strap a black heavy duty case with the name Gretsch on the bottom front.

738 3 January 2012 View all items from this person
Brand Martin
Model 0021
Colour acoustic honey spruce, dark Brazilian back
Serial Number 144442
Date Stolen 30 December 2011
Location Wellington
Police File Number 111230/7519