Again, another band has been robbed on tour. This time the up and coming Native Construct from Boston, MA got robbed in San Antonio, TX during a short visit at a restaurant. The thieves stole not only their luggage, including passports, laptops, etc, but also a Strandberg Boden OS 8 guitar. This guitar was only produced 25 times worldwide, due to Ola Strandberg and shipped 16 times to the US. It is needless to say, that you all should keep an eye on it and see if this kind of guitar appears on Ebay or a similar site.
This again shows, how brash those thieves act. To all touring bands: please keep your passports to yourself. Do not leave them in the van. It is a horrific procedure to get new one, and will take a lot of time and energy.
We hope the best for Native Construct and that this series of robbed bands will stop soon! As you might expect, the band won’t make it to the Canadian part of their current tour with Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved and Intronaut.
Read the band’s statement below:
“Bad news incoming:
We were just robbed in San Antonio, Texas.
We came back from In N Out to two people in our van, tossing our backpacks (with our laptops, passports, and other valuables inside) as well as Poh Hock’s new Strandberg Boden OS 8 into their car parked alongside to conceal the break-in, which occurred in a Home Depot parking lot in broad daylight.…
The guitar is pictured below. Any help in the form of shares, etc to get the word out about this unique guitar (in case it shows up in any pawn shops in the San Antonio area) is greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately, this also means we will likely not be able to make it to the Canada dates on this tour due to our passports being gone. Sorry, everyone.