Stolen Violins/Fiddles, San Diego, CA

Stolen Violins

San Diego Police Dept. crime report #17007643

Two violins in a double case, with three bows and accessories, were taken on June 5, 2017, in San Diego, California, in the 3700 block of Mount Acadia Drive (Clairemont area). The case is brown, with deep-red plush interior and hydrometer; the case has broken zippers.

friar_fiddle_0026_croppedViolin #1


  • body length 35.9 cm
  • upper bout 16.7 cm
  • center bout 11.9 cm
  • lower bout 21.0 cm


No label. The varnish is a honey-brown color with slight orange highlights. Two-piece top and back. Condition very good.

Unique characteristics:

  • Perfection Planetary (geared) tuning pegs
  • Tailpiece, plain black, has NO fine tuners (note: current tailpiece is not the one depicted in the photograph)
  • Raised chin rest (reddish-brown showing wood grain) that straddles the tailpiece


larry_edwards_AB_fiddle_laguna_10-24-2014_kw5.JPGViolin #2


  • body length 36.4 cm
  • upper bout 16.7 cm
  • center bout 11.9 cm
  • lower bout 21.0 cm


No label. The varnish is a golden brown color with a brownish-red in the c-bouts and edges. The condition is good, with a repaired crack from the saddle to the sound post. Standard friction pegs; tailpiece has built-in fine tuners. Two-piece top and back.



friar_fiddle_bow_frog_0026.jpgViolin Bows

  1. wooden bow with ebony frog (depicted at right)
  2. Baroque-style wooden bow
  3. Incredibow (carbon fiber) with reversed arc




  • Intelli tuner (with my return address label on the side)
  • rosin (two types)
  • sets of Helicore and Prim strings
  • mutes
  • nail clipper
  • small plastic bottle containing talcum powder
  • 1 pair of gray fleece Wristies
  • miscellaneous sheet music and tune lists of fiddle tunes


If anyone offers to sell you these instruments, or you hear of these instruments being offered for sale, please contact Larry Edwards at 858-292-9232 or

Reward offered for the return of the instruments
or information that results in the return of the instruments.

About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- -- --
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