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Stolen Banjo Returned To Missoula Musician


A stolen banjo was returned to a Missoula musician, who relied on it for income to support his young family. Lon Ishler said an unknown person recently placed it on his doorstep. He said it's probably the same person who stole it.

Ishler's banjo was stolen from him last month, when he said someone took it out of his unlocked van. Ishler filed a police report, and asked for the public's help finding it by posting an ad on Craigslist.

Ishler's grandfather pieced the 1965 Gibson Mastertone together to give to Ishler's father  when he was 14-years old. It was passed down to Ishler when his father passed away. He now makes an income playing the banjo in several bands, and performing on the streets of Missoula.

Ishler said he's forever grateful to the people who helped him look for it, and the people who helped him get the word out that it was missing.





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