Zakk Wylde's Stolen Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar Recovered

The axe was found in Chicago pawn shop.

Zakk Wylde's Stolen Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar Recovered
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Zakk Wylde's Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom guitar, which was stolen out of the back of his tour bus during the Chicago stop on the Experience Hendrix trek, has been recovered, Loudwire reports.

As the Chicago Tribune reports, the $10,000 guitar was sold for $50 to a Chicago pawn shop 10 days after it was stolen, but the proprietors of the shop had forgotten they had been alerted about the theft.

The owners of the shop Royal Pawn, which had been the subject of the reality show "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago," stored the guitar for 30 days before bringing it to a local guitar shop for appraisal. It was there where they were told that the Gibson axe was Zakk Wylde's stolen guitar.

"I forgot about [the alert]," said Royal Pawn shop owner Randy Cohen. "That happens every day. To be honest, I can't remember [expletive]."

Police detectives recovered the guitar on Friday, May 2, and also retrieved information on the seller from the pawn shop. Wylde is currently on tour and the axe isn't in his hands yet, but his manager Blasko tells the Chicago Tribune, "All I need to know is that it was found. That's good news." Meanwhile, Zakk thanked all the parties who helped recover the guitar in the tweet below:


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    Minivirus2
    If you steal a guitar off of a tour bus, at a show that has even moderately famous people playing, you'd think one would have the piece of mind to realize said guitar was probably worth more than $50. Oh and, my ass he "forgot". Odds are he was trying to offload it for a hefty gain before it became to hot to hold on to.
    Izzy-Sweet
    "The triumphant return of Blue Balls" HAHA! Gotta love Zakk Wylde! Nice to see he got his guitar back, must have been devastating losing a $10,000 guitar. And to think the thief only got $50 for it... was it really worth the trouble in the first place?
    Denjario
    $50 buys your next fix, if you're desperate, you don't care. Glad it's back!
    Vatussi
    Selling a guitar like that on eBay would most likely be a very stupid idea.
    panoszaf
    i knew they would rip you off in pawn shops but man seriously 50 dollars for a 10k guitar? and the thief actually accepted that?Crazy world.
    rickjarzy
    didn't that happen some years ago to him too?? only that the guitar fell out of the truck???
    Eissari
    Pawn shop guy: "AH sorry, guitars like this are kinda hard to sell at this point so all i can offer is 50$. Sorry but i have to re-sell it with profit you know?" Crackhead thief: "Seems about right! What a deal! Yabba Dabba Doo!"
    suicidehummer
    What kind of crackhead sells a real Gibson LP Custom for $50?! Even without being able to say it was owned by a famous person (obviously), that's a $3K guitar at least.
    Petey D
    I call BS on the sale price of $50. I also call BS on the Pawn Shop owner forgetting about the alert. I doubt he even looked at it.
    INSULIN
    THE FBI CAME TO MY FRIENDS HOUSE .HE BOUGHT A GIBSON -FORGOT THE MODEL IT HAD A NAME I FORGOT.HE HAD BOUGHT IT HERE IN A WHOLE IN THE WALL MUSIC STORE.THEY TRACKED HIM DOWN .MAN HE WAS PISSED .HE DIDN;T KNOW IT WAS STOLEN .