My best friend passed away like 10 years ago, just prior to his passing - he purchased a MIM Jimmy Vaughn Strat, he wasn’t doing very well & was mostly unable to really play it. At his funeral they brought it out & asked me to play Knockin’ on Heavens Door! It was a pretty emotional moment, it was hard to play with tears running down my face, but I did it. At the end - his family collectively stated they wanted me to have his guitar, he had other guitars they were keeping, that he had played & owned for some time. The other day - my ex-wife called (we get along) to let me know - the family (his Daughter) would like to get his/my guitar back, or that it be known that if anything happens to me - (like I drop dead) the daughter would be given the guitar back by my estate. I got to say - at first I was a bit upset. If your given a guitar, it usually doesn’t come with strings attached. That is what I went on for over 10 years, I’ve modded it, to improve its playability to my needs & to make it even cooler. It is an instrument to be played. They don’t play guitar - so it will become a wall hanger. Or live under her bed forever. I have numerous Strats, so I’m good on guitars with or with out it. I hinted that if they want it fine, they could have it back. So for now I’m kind of letting things hang & let them bring it up again, than I’ll give it to them. So - I use the guitar once in a while as a back up @ gigs, OK. I put this in weird category. I guess I’m kind of venting!