WOW! Thanks everyone for all the replies. You all have made me feel better with your replies. The update is: I was at the police department yesterday for two hours. The "E.T." ("something" Technition. The guy who examines the vehicle) did find evidence of a slim jim being used. The theft happened between 9:00 and 11:15 p.m. This cop tells me that he used to play in a band that opened for bands like the Dead, Janis and others when they played at Northwestern U here in Evanston. He knew the guitar instantly and we had a short chat bout his relations with Garcia.. anyways, I have all the local guitar stores covered. They have 5x7" photos. The police said that they check the pawn shops weekly.
The more I ponder the circumstances, I figure it HAD to be someone on our block- I live in a block of condo buildings right near the Northwestern football stadium. I am seen regularly bringing amps and guitar cases to and from my vehicle. I try to NEVER EVER leave stuff in my car. I bring it right in when I get home. I just had had a long day and forgot for that short period of time. The Twin reverb is an 80 pound amp and was in the back/hatch-back (1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee), so it had to have been a strong person to lift that amp.
about the guitar, yes, they will surely have a hard time selling it. Sticks out just a little, so that's my only hope. The cop said that folks are actually "that dumb" to try and sell it to a store or pawn shop and considering my name is on a brass plate on back of headstock, who knows. But I'm not going to count on it. But I do know most of the owners of all the stores, so everyone's ear is to the ground.
I just can't imagine who would want a stolen guitar of such a special magnetude. If someone offered me a stolen Wolf replica, I would try to get it and the person to the police if there was any way possible. Considering how Deadheads are one big family- whether you get along with your brother or not, you wouldn't steal from him- hopefully someone is going to recognize it and the right thing will happen. Like I say, I am not counting on it. My friend Steve who now owns Flynn Guitars even predicted that the thief won't be able to sell it and he will get frustrated and eventually put it out there on Craig's List. I can only hope.
Though the '69 Twin was not worth near as much, it was such a special amp. It is cleaner than a brand new amp you would buy today from Fender. Had all it's original RCA tubes, just had the electrolytics changed and was the very best sounding clean amp out of ALL of my collection. My best friend was going over it with a flashlight and had come to the conclusion that it was the best sounding amp he had ever heard. I have to agree.
The whole thing is just depressing. (I've been physically sick to my stomach and am not ashamed to admit that I have cried out loud) I DO have insurance for it, but any new guitar that Matt builds me will not be Moriarty Wolf #5. And the amp? Can't replace it.
No one was hurt. it wasn't a pre-CBS strat and a 61 white tolex/oxblood Twin, but it hurts just as bad. So, that's the update.
Mostly I wanted to say thank you to all of you who posted kind words. It is very much appreciated. Thanks, and if these pieces somehow find there way bck to me, I have a $1,000 reward offered with no questions asked. Thanks again