Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

  1. #1
    Registered User LindyHopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Hayward, CA
    Posts
    29

    Default Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Hey Everyone,

    My Mandolin was stolen in a burglary from my house in Oakland yesterday. I'm posting here in the hopes that if it shows up you can let me know, it's a close community of players and I don't know how the thief plans to sell it for anywhere near it's actual value. I submitted a police report with Oakland PD and will be checking local stores and Craigslist/Reverb. If anyone has any other ideas on how to track it down please let me know!

    It's a 2015 Weber Fern A style, Desert Dawn (orange sunburst) with LR Baggs pickup and a Tone-Gard with a CT55 blue chip in a black gig back. Pictures attached. SN: 15299706 signed by Bruce Weber.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mandolin Label.JPG 
Views:	39 
Size:	103.4 KB 
ID:	177720   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0332.JPG 
Views:	84 
Size:	1.10 MB 
ID:	177721  

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to LindyHopper For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Registered User Jill McAuley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    San Francisco, CA or forgotten East Galway, take your pick.
    Posts
    2,781

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Sorry to hear this - break-ins suck! If you're not already doing so, make sure to post this in the classifieds as well under the "Lost and Stolen instruments" section. If the thieves don't really know what they have this might show up at a flea market this weekend (like the one down in San Jose or Laney Flea Market in Oakland if it's still going).
    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
    2015 Ome Juniper 19 fret open back tenor banjo
    2015 JP "Whitechapel" tenor banjo
    1969 Martin 00-18




    my Youtube channel
    Blog: rural.trad.punk

  4. #3
    R-5, MT & A1 ('12. '13) lflngpicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,596
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    So, so sorry Lindy! That is a terrible thing to happen. I will watch in So Cal to see if it shows up anywhere.

    At 20 yrs old in 1975 I had three guitars stolen from my apartment, including my 1970 D35 Martin. I know the feeling and it is such a violation of your privacy and such a great loss of a wonderful mandolin. You don't deserve this horrible experience. Best to you as you work through it. Dan

  5. #4
    Administrator Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Posts
    1,719
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    If you post this in the Classifieds under the Lost/Stolen category it'll get 100 times the viewers. We've set up some special tools to disperse those notices specifically more widely across the site and on social media.

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Mandolin Cafe For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Registered User LindyHopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Hayward, CA
    Posts
    29

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Oops, forgot about that. Done! Thanks.

  8. #6

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Hope you get it back.
    It might also show up as a search on google for the specific mandolin type from someone in your neighbourhood in the specific time frame. (a friend of the thief may just do a price search on a phone).
    -though best to just say goodbye, if that’s at all possible, and get a replacement on the insurance.
    Good luck.

  9. #7
    Registered User EvanElk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    186

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    I'd check pawn shops too...
    2001 Sullivan F5
    2015 Heiden F Artist
    2017 Heiden Octave
    2017 Duff A5
    2019 Ruhland F5

  10. #8
    Pittsburgh Bill
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    541
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you have taken measures to make sure your homeowners insurance or renters insurance has been purchased to include your instruments. Still a loss when you have an instrument you are fond of even if you have no monetary loss.
    Hoping for a safe return and karma to plague your theif.
    Keith Edward Coleman A style, oval hole Mandola
    Collings MT
    Weber Gallatin A Mandola "D hole"
    Kentucky KM-950
    Harley Benton A style (Current campfire tool)
    Rogue 100A (Spare canoe paddle)

  11. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    965

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Hopefully you find it again. I would check pawn shops in your county and surrounding counties, also places like instant cash shops (they often accept musical instruments.)

  12. #10
    Registered User LindyHopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Hayward, CA
    Posts
    29

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Good news I got word from my insurance they will cover the full value of replacements for stolen items (minus small deductible) and I installed an alarm system at my house!

    I'm still checking websites and will be on the lookout, but I sure am thankful for insurance and will continue to keep clear documentation and pictures of all my instruments.

  13. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to LindyHopper For This Useful Post:


  14. #11

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    That is good news, well done.

    (In response to another poster, I feel for the thief too, I can’t imagine what they’re going through, hope they can work it through)

  15. #12
    Registered User Pete Summers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    635

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by atsunrise View Post
    That is good news, well done.

    (In response to another poster, I feel for the thief too, I can’t imagine what they’re going through, hope they can work it through)
    Yep, I agree. Not to get self-righteous about it, but I always feel bad for thieves because of the sense of deprivation and poverty they must feel that makes them into thieves -- this excludes those corporate thieves, of course, who have no feelings and would rob their grandmothers blind if there was a dime in it. You know who you are --

  16. #13
    Fingers of Concrete ccravens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Crockett, TX
    Posts
    793

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by atsunrise View Post
    (In response to another poster, I feel for the thief too, I can’t imagine what they’re going through, hope they can work it through)
    That feeling that you and Pete have would be based on the assumption that all thieves (or at least these) steal because of difficult life circumstances.

    That assumption would be incorrect. Absent such information, I feel no general sympathy for thieves.
    Chris Cravens

    Girouard A5 Mandolin
    Montana Flatiron A-Jr.
    Girouard A Mandola
    Leo Posch D-18

  17. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to ccravens For This Useful Post:


  18. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    965

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Summers View Post
    Yep, I agree. -- this excludes those corporate thieves, of course, who have no feelings and would rob their grandmothers blind if there was a dime in it. You know who you are --
    I agree with the "corporate thieves" - my uncle embezzled $100,000 from his own mother (my grandmother)- Who does that?!?!?

  19. #15

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Here’s a dilemma, though it’s about stealing drugs not mandolins,
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_dilemma

  20. #16

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Most property crimes around here are addicts stealing for their next fix. The real criminals are further up the ladder where there is more money to be made. A mandolin strikes me as being a pretty poor target compared to a camera or a laptop which far more people use.
    Silverangel A
    Michael Kelly LSFTB
    Arches F style kit
    1913 Gibson A-1

  21. #17
    Pittsburgh Bill
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    541
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by ccravens View Post
    That feeling that you and Pete have would be based on the assumption that all thieves (or at least these) steal because of difficult life circumstances.

    That assumption would be incorrect. Absent such information, I feel no general sympathy for thieves.
    DITTO! I grew up in an area where I was exposed to a tough element. Many stole for the adrenalin rush or because it was easier than working for what they want.
    I can share sympathy for someone stealing for food or to provide in desperate situations for their children. Other wise, thieves will get no sympathy from me.
    Keith Edward Coleman A style, oval hole Mandola
    Collings MT
    Weber Gallatin A Mandola "D hole"
    Kentucky KM-950
    Harley Benton A style (Current campfire tool)
    Rogue 100A (Spare canoe paddle)

  22. The following members say thank you to Pittsburgh Bill for this post:


  23. #18
    Registered User Pete Summers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    635

    Default Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittsburgh Bill View Post
    DITTO! I grew up in an area where I was exposed to a tough element. Many stole for the adrenalin rush or because it was easier than working for what they want.
    I can share sympathy for someone stealing for food or to provide in desperate situations for their children. Other wise, thieves will get no sympathy from me.
    Perhaps my choice of words was poor -- I didn't mean that I feel sympathy for thieves so much as pity (and I certainly didn't mean to hijack this thread).

    But anyone who feels the need to steal does so, IMO, because they are feeling deprived of something in their lives (be it an adrenaline rush, thrills, money, power, attention, self-esteem or some other lack). People who feel content and grateful don't have to take what others have. It is that sense of deprivation that I pity.

    Naturally, any of us would steal to stay alive if there were no other options, but that is rarely the case and unlikely to be the motive for the theft of the OP's mandolin.

    Anyway, I hope the OP gets his mandolin back.

  24. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pete Summers For This Useful Post:


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •