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Stolen Equipment Alert

By Margaret Moser, December 14, 2011, 12:14pm, Earache!

Since the carjacking at midnight last Thursday, Dec. 8, of local musician Ruby Jane Smith and her mother JoBelle Smith, her Gibson 12-string guitar has been recovered “with just a little damage.” Most of the nearly $50,000 worth of musical equipment of Ruby Jane’s is still missing and likely circulating in the Houston area. Here’s the equipment list:

- Jonathan Cooper custom-made violin with “Made for Ruby Jane” inscribed

- Michael Kelly custom-made mandolin, dark reddish brown with inlaid head and neck Beta 87 mic

- Pedal board in big gray hard case with two Red Eye DI boxes

- Boss Chromatic tuner, blue ABC switch, silver AB switch

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