August 2008

PLEASE Help me find stolen Becker Viola!

August 4, 2008 16:14

Please help me put the word out!
Last week my home was burglarized and they stole my 16 1/2 inch Viola made by Carl Becker & Son (Chicago Luthier) in 1992. It was made to order, and I had him tone down the usual bright orange tint. It is still orange, but not as dramatic as some of his other creations.
The viola was in a baby blue silk bag with drawstring and inside of a rectangular case. THe inside of the case was royal blue plush. This was the usual case they use at Beckers, including a humidifier tube.
There were two bows in the case. One very good one, and one left over from student days as an emergency back up.
There were several strings and rosin in the case also.
The outside of the hard case had a water-proof royal blue cloth cover with a zipper around it, and a zipper pocket on top in which you could fit orchestra music. There may be a copy of the Viola part of the Messiah in that.
There may be a scratch on the front right side going from the finger board down to below the F hole. This was made by a violinist who asked to see the instrument, who had very long fingernails. She scratched it somehow when she handed it back to me.
Please help me get my viola back.
If you have ANY leads, please contact me.
Vicki Urban
567 Aberdeen Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
1416 W. Belmont
Chicago, Il. 60657
1992 16 1/2" Viola - 48 cm
I believe these strings were inside:
? Jargar A I la (10.36)
137Perlon Dominant (D) II re (9.84)
138Perlon Dominant (G)III sol (13.68)
139Perlon Dominant Viola (C)IV do(23.60)

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