Randy Kohrs Band equipment stolen

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – The Randy Kohrs Band lost more than $50,000 worth of equipment after its van was broken into this past weekend following a gig at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival near Columbus, Ohio.

The equipment was stolen out of the Sleep Inn parking lot in Obetz, Ohio between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.

"This was probably the only time we've ever left our stuff in the van like that, and we only did so because we were going to be in the hotel only a short time before heading home," said Ashley Brown of Kohrs' band via email.

"They ripped the lock completely out of the driver's side door to get in. Luckily, the banjo player, Mike Sumner, was riding with his girlfriend and had his banjo in her car instead.

Oddly enough, none of the drums or related gear were stolen," Brown wrote.

Missing items include:

Scheerhorn L-Body Resonator guitar #547

Amistar Randy Kohrs Model tricone resonator

Meredith all blonde, tongue-oiled maple resonator guitar=

Mike Long D-18 style acoustic guitar

All guitars had fishman pick-ups

Custom Cedar Creek Case for the Meredith

plate Two white Calton Cases with Kohrs' name on them, both had red interiors Cedar Creek case for the acoustic Mike Long Guitar

Forrest Craig (Texas-based luthier) Violin with L.R. Baggs pickup Strad copy violin, roughly 1880's, the tag inside not exactly accurate.

A double violin case, the attached strap doesn't match - it's maroon and gray with gold hardware.

Upright acoustic King Bass, white with black trim, red tailpiece, rare 2 Warwick 2

Speaker cabinets Silver waterproof helicopter case with cables and a Shure wireless system

3 Stage Ninja brand quarter inch cables

Fishman Dreadnought Aura, Fishman resophonic Aura, Fishman Reverb, Fishman Chorus, Fishman Delay, Boosta Grande Boost pedal, 2 Radial DI's, Radial Tone Bone Pre-Amp, Hilton Optical volume pedal, 2 Peterson Strobe Stomp Tuners (one had Ashley B. written on the front of it in black marker)

Tool Kit with extra cords and assorted tools.

We don't want to discourage the thieves from attempting to sell anything as we'd love for them to be caught ASAP - the last thing we want is for the thieves to just throw them in a dumpster or ditch, never to be found."

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