thinking about all my stuff, the things that have true value to me are legacy things; gifts and mementos, like the ring my wife gave me, the penn spinning combo my daughter gave me, or the little joe II my son searched for endlessly and bought me. as for the stuff i bought myself that rocks, i can't claim any world class stuff, but i have a really sweet gretsch 420, black, which though entry level as far as gretsch goes, i still don't deserve. i also cherish my mid 80s fender del mar acoustic six, which has been beaten on pretty regular for close to 40 years, seen more smoke than snoop dogg's driver, been left in a car without a case in every environment and temperature, and still stays.in.tune. thing has more lacquer on it than a chinese restaurant's decor. i swear you could use it as a canoe oar to get to the campsite then play it at the fire. love that axe.