A custom-made guitar that was stolen from Zakk Wylde's tour bus has been returned to the rocker.

The Black Label Society frontman's Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson was swiped after a show in Chicago, Illinois in March (14), and Wylde feared he'd never see his cherished axe again.

But it turned up at a city pawn shop, where reality Tv show Hardcore Pawn: Chicago is filmed, and the owners quickly realised the instrument was something special, identified it and got in touch with Wylde's manager.

The guitar is one of two aged Pelham Blue Les Paul guitars bearing Wylde's signature bulls-eye pattern, and it was custom-made for the guitarist in 2010.

Wylde is currently on tour and has not yet been reunited with his missing Gibson.