...whether I have any right to have the guitar returned to me given that:
1. I can prove ownership at the time it was stolen
2. The insurance company who settled the claim have said that they are happy for me to regain ownership should it be recovered from the current ownership.
Is that enough info?
Thank you for clarifying the situation. I knew that the answer would either be complex, or not in my favour, but at least I'm now informed. I still have far too many other guitars, but would really like to have returned this one to its original owner.
I will see what the police offer and take it from there.
With kindest regards,