Musician Robbed Of Unique Vintage Gear Worth $50,000

On the night of Tuesday 7 January thieves broke into a rented Coomera home on the Gold Coast in Queensland and cleared out close to $50,000 worth of one-of-a-kind instruments and equipment, including vintage drum sets and a guitar signed by Johnny Cash.

The Gold Coast Bulletin
reports the property was rented by Coomera man Fady Hanna who used it as a jam space for himself and his musician friends several times a week. Heartbreakingly they were preparing for their first real gig, which they’ve since had to cancel.

“It was devastating to walk through the door and see it all gone. It took years to build the collection – it had vintage, signed pieces which were irreplaceable,” Mr Hanna said. “I had all the items insured, but it is a challenging process as many do not have proof of purchase as they were bought from collectors, or online.”

There is a chance the stolen items could be recovered, said Mr Hanna, explaining that their distinct features will make it difficult for the thieves to re-sell the instruments undetected. “We know those instruments like the back of our hands, every scratch, dent or mark and we just want them back,” he said. He appealed to music store or pawn shop workers to keep their eyes peeled for vintage or signed instruments.

Police investigations are underway and anyone who comes across vintage instruments for sale or notices anything suspicious around the Foxwell Rd area in Coomera on Tuesday night should contact Policelink on 131 444.

UPDATE 1:12pm AEDT 10/01/14: Fady Hanna has contacted Music Feeds with a list of all the gear that was stolen, and the details make this story even more heart-breaking. Check out the list below and, once again, if you notice anything suspicious, contact the police.

Vintage Roland Juno 106 – Keyboard

Vintage Roland JX-3P – Keyboard

Moog Voyager – Keyboard

Yamaha Motif – Keyboard

Vintage black Fender Stratocaster

Japanese vintage sunburst bass guitar – no label

1970’s Yamaha PM 1000 mixing console

Yamaha 12 channel mixer

Yamaha 15” PA speaker x 2

Vintage Music Man tube amplifier

Roland SPD-S drum sample pad

Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man delay pedal x 2

Ibanez Phasetone guitar pedal

Line 6 Verbzilla pedal

Hotcake overdrive pedal

MJM Brit Bender fuzz pedal

JHS Warbletron pedal

Line 6 DL4 delay pedal

Jekyll & Hyde overdrive pedal

Dunlop DC brick (power supply)

Boss DD5 delay pedal

Boss VE 20 vocal pedal

Yamaha Pacifica electric guitar

White vintage Fender Stratocaster (Johnny Cash signed pickguard)

Alesis drum machine

Sure beta 58 microphone

Vintage upright piano accordion

Ludwig drum hardware

Pearl hi hats

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