Rick Parfitt's wife is said to have taken his guitar prior to his funeral
The Status Quo hitmaker's third wife, Lyndsay Whitburn, 56, is said to have taken his custom-made Fender Telecaster days before the service believing it to be hers following his death on Christmas Eve.
The Sun claims that a replica had to be made at the last minute so it could form part of the 68-year-old's final farewell last month.
A source told the newspaper: "Lyndsay pushed for his memorial to take place in Spain but everyone told her where to go.
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She insists the situation was a misunderstanding.
"Taking the guitar was the last straw, although she insists the situation was a misunderstanding."
Status Quo's manager Simon Porter went on to tell The Sun: "Rick’s funeral was a private affair for family and friends and as such we would not comment on any of the arrangements."
Lyndsay, who wed Rick back in 2006, previously revealed that the rocker changed his will so that she would receive nothing just days before his death.
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Rick and Lyndsay had been living separately in Spain for two months after he ended their relationship, though they appeared on relatively amicable terms.
She claimed the she and the late guitarist had even spoken about "getting back together" as she revealed that she had "never stopped loving him".
Lyndsay told the Mail on Sunday: "I've been such an idiot. Looking back at the way he lived I think I was a fool to think I could tame the wild man of rock, as he was known."