Stolen: 2003 Dell'Arte Anouman 14F

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Stolen: 2003 Dell'Arte Anouman 14F

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If any of you see Mayo Hubert, kindly tell the thief that he owes me a replacement guitar for the 2003 Dell'Arte he stole from me in Paris after the Les Nuits Manouches concerts at L'Europeen. I will also accept 2,000 in Euro as a cash equivalent.

I am not making this up. Alain Cola can confirm that I am indeed the owner of the guitar. My serial number will match the one on record with Dell'Arte.

Late last year, I tried to track him down in France, but he evaded me long enough so that I had to return to my job in the US without my precious axe. Before he had taken off, he promised to pay me the cost of the guitar. Guess what? He never did. So much for being a man of honor like he claimed to be.

This is the same guitar I lent to Samson Schmitt when he broke his strings at the Yoshi's concerts in 2004 and 2005. It has a crack in the top from when I fell off a stage at Amnesia SF. It was expertly repaired by John at Dell'Arte and returned to me in early 2005.

In September 2005, I took my 2003 Anouman to Paris expecting to gig and jam with it for the whole trip, but that idea was cut short when Christophe "Mayo" Hubert stole it from me after a show at L'Europeen. I was only able to use the Dell'Arte to play one show with my friends band at Caveau de la Huchette.

I ended up buying a Dupont MD-50B to play for the remainder of my trip, but that shouldn't have been necessary. It might surprise some of you to hear this, but I liked playing my Dell'Arte more than the Dupont I currently have in my possession. It was my favorite guitar in the world, and I know that most of you can understand how much I loved it.

Please help me recover my guitar, or at least point me in the direction of Mayo Hubert so that I can extract from him the cost of replacing my guitar. Thanks for your time in reading this.

My cell phone: 415-286-2299 (US/Pacific)
e-mail: minorswing@aol.com -or- justin.cheung@mac.com
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Post by edan13390 »

I dont really understand in these kind of things but why dont you just call
the police instead of trying to settle this on your own personally

Good Luck
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Post by fanch »

Hi Justin,
I will meet Mayo on the next 2nd August. I don't know if I can be very helpful, for I am a young guitarist and I do not have any kind of influence in the "musical business". Yet I hope I will do sth for you...

I do not want to be pessimistic, but he maybe has already sold your guitar...
May you send some photos on the Internet, for me to see how it looks like ?
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Follow this thread :
http://www.manoucheries.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2464

I hope you speak french...
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What does the thread in French say, for us non-Francophones?

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Bigskychuck wrote:What does the thread in French say, for us non-Francophones?

Charlie
here is the Googe translation.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... uage_tools
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Is it good or bad to have "creme fraiche under the hat?"
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I was wondering about that "under the hat" statement myself. Those google language translators leave a lot to the imagination!

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Post by Justin »

Thanks for the responses. My friends in Paris are on the lookout for Mayo and will corner the fat pig one of these days.

Mayo, if you are reading this, do the right thing and return to me the Dell'Arte that you stole from me, or I will contact the police in Strasbourg and Paris to track you down and arrest you for theft.

I will be in Paris to track you down personally if you happen to evade the authorities.
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It's the guitar I lent Samson Schmitt at the Yoshi's concerts.

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Here's another photo from Festival du Jazz 2003 in Samois. Joi from Iceland is playing my 2003 Dell Arte Anouman 14F.

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Anyone know whether this sorry tale had a happy ending yet??
Its a shame because Mayo is a tremendous player......but as a person????
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Post by Justin »

no happy ending yet. The word is that Mayo was embarrassed by the entire incident and handed the guitar off to a cousin or relative somewhere in Alsace.

On my last trip to France, I didn't have the time or the resources to track Mayo down.

If anyone knows of his whereabouts, or the location of my guitar, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
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i have his phone number email me through my website www.fleche-dor.com
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Re: Stolen: 2003 Dell'Arte Anouman 14F

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Hey Dennis, do you still have his number?

Sorry, I didn't check this board or this thread for a long time. I kind of gave up hope on recovering the guitar, too much time has passed, but at least I can corner Mayo somewhere and demand compensation for the $2,800 guitar he stole from me.

You in France? Give me a call at 06 45 04 60 24

I'm busy the next two months, but starting mid-August, I'll have some free time to track down that slippery criminal.

Thanks.
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