Canadian rock star reunited with stolen guitar after 46 years

Tokyo: They say you never forget your first love, and after pining for his stolen

guitar for almost half a century, Canadian rock star Randy Bachman has finally

been reunited with the instrument which an eagle-eyed fan tracked down in Japan.

Bachman, who wrote the original "American Woman" with his band The Guess

Who, was in Tokyo for the emotional handover on Friday -- 46 years after his

cherished orange Gretsch was snatched from a Toronto hotel.

Wow," a stunned Bachman said, holding the guitar lovingly and tuning it up on

stage before playing in a special concert at the Canadian Embassy.

The 78-year-old said he had been "pretty much devastated" by the theft.