A reward is being offered for the safe return of the precious instrument...

Johnny Marr has offered a reward for information leading to the safe return of one of his favourite guitars, stolen after his show at LONDON SCALA last night (September 6).

The former Smiths guitarist noticed his 1964 Cherry Red Gibson SG was missing shortly after he had finished what was his first ever London show with new band Johnny Marr’s Healers.

A spokesperson for Ignition, Marr’s management company told that Johnny was “very upset” at the theft of one his favourite guitars but that video footage of the thief leaving with the instrument had been passed to the police and that all music shops in the UK have been put on alert.

They added: “Johnny is only concerned that his guitar is returned safely so if anyone knows anything about this could they please contact our office on 44 20 7298 6000. A reward will be given for information leading to the safe recovery of the instrument.”