Rare guitar made during The Great Depression stolen from man's car during funeral

Posted at 11:30 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 08:10:34-04

A local man is asking for help finding his rare guitar that was stolen while he was at a funeral. 

It happened on Friday, Sept. 7 at Grand Lawn Cemetery on Detroit's west side.

“Last Friday I was at a funeral for my cousin nick who had passed away,” said Michael Scarvellis. 

After leaving the funeral, he headed to Grand Lawn Cemetery located off of Grand River. 

“While we were there doing the graveside memorial someone broke into three vehicles. Mine and two others," he said. 

The robbers busted out the windows, stole the radio and most important to Scarvellis – a rare guitar he had just purchased. 

“I wasn’t happy," Scarvellis said. "But the first thing I thought was everybody is ok. It’s just a car and I do this all the time. It didn’t bother me but the guitar really bothers me."

It's a Gibson guitar that was made during The Great Depression. 

“I have a really bad habit of collecting guitars like that. That maybe had a rough way to go but I take them in. Fix them up and I add them to the collection," Scarvellis said. 

He said he doesn't care about pressing charges, or the robbers being punished, he just wants his guitar back. 

If you have any information, please reach out to the police are contact WXYZ 7 and we will place you in contact with Scarvellis.