Joe Ely gets stolen guitar back after 27 years
London, March 16 : Country star Joe Ely reunited with his one-of-a-kind custom-made guitar, 27 years after it was stolen.
The "All My Love" hitmaker was presented the long-lost instrument during a gig at Slim's venue in San Francisco earlier this week by Matt Wright, who had bought it from a pawn shop, but decided to return it to its rightful owner, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Ely was amazed by Wright's generosity and was shocked to see the instrument as it looked exactly the same when he had seen it last.
"We were all exhilarated. We were dancing around and passing the guitar back and forth. It was amazing. The guy came and brought the guitar yesterday, and presented it to me onstage," said Ely.