STOLEN VIOLECTRA 

NIGEL KENNEDY's  STOLEN  VIOLECTRAS:

LATEST NEWS  NIGEL KENNEDY's STOLEN VIOLECTRAS TURN UP AT AUCTION in

North  WALES auction house in  OCT 2012

Read the story here:

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We are delighted with this fantastic news after 7 years , and await news of their safe

 return...DBJ

 

 

ON SUNDAY 15th MAY 2005 in CHINA TOWN, LIVERPOOL, 3 of Nigel's Violectras violins were stolen after playing at the Cavern Club.

I made Nigel a Violectra Trio of two violins and a cello in 1993 for his European Villans and Heroes Tour. They were custom made to his requirements and finished in Aston Villa Football colours of Claret and Blue ( see images below). Two of these violins a 4 string, No. V-14 and a 5 string, No. V-15(which includes a lower viola pitched c string),have been stolen. The numbers are stamped under the button and D B Johnson is stamped between the gears, with a silver "Violectra" logo transfer on peghead behind the nut.

2 of the Violectra violins stolen ( now recovered) were part of a Violectra Trio, custom made for Nigel in 1993

 

 

on the left

4 String Violectra No V-15,

in Claret and Blue Finish,1993 

 

 

on the right

5 string Violectra, No V-16,

in Claret and Blue Finish,1993

 

 

Also stolen (now recovered) was a new 5 string Violectra , No. V-147 , made for Nigel in 2004. This Violectra was made of a fantastically figured one -off piece of quilted maple body and neck with a centre-strip lamination of CLARET purpleheart wood and dyed BLUE veneers. Willingly, Aston Villa Football Club provided artwork of their gold lion crest with the Motto "Prepared" ; which was made into a full colour transfer placed between the tuner gears. (see images below). This Violectra has golden "Violectra" logo on peghead behind the nut

 

 

Violectra 5 String made in 2004 

Quilted Maple

Neck Centrestrip in Purpleheart 

 

STOLEN :VIOLECTRA 5 STRING VIOLIN No V-63

At Naukowa Club, Cracow, Poland 4th Feb 2004

This Violectra has a distinctive 'Dove' logo on the scroll in

white transfer, and purple finish. 

 

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