LOST!!! My Pre WWII Gibson Six String Banjo
September 25, 2015

My pre-war Gibson Six String Banjo that I have owned for 15 years, played, wrote and recorded with on tour and on record, is gone. Stolen? For sure missing. It was last seen at Brandon Manitoba March 2015 during the final show of the Big Sugar Yardstyle Tour. All theories as to where it might be have come up snake-eyes.

I am destroyed.

If anyone has seen or heard of it’s whereabouts please contact us at info@bigsugar.com . This instrument was lost due to employee negligence and so the person who has it will in no way be considered a thief.

It is quite unique in that it has playing card ” heart spade diamond ” carved into the face of the headstock (not factory) and a very elaborate flower pot painting on the back of the resonator (original).
If memory serves, it may still have a very dark yellow (almost green) sticker on the back of the headstock with the original guitar store name where it was first purchased.

This is what the back looks like and a link to some footage of it being played.

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Many years ago my 1969 Gibson ES-335 was stolen and eventually returned through the kindness of strangers. I am very blessed to have it back.

The loss of this banjo has affected me deeply, I pray and remain optimistic that all people are basically good hearted and that it will be discovered and returned. Of course, a sizable reward is being offered to the kind soul who finds and returns it.