Well, a new development in the saga of the 1979 Hardtail strat that was my son’s, then it was mine, and then my son’s once again. My son is looking at a deployment to either Italy or Germany next year. He won’t be able to take his guitars (he has a few) because he figures that the Army movers would damage them, or they might get stolen, and he is going to be unable to touch them for 4 years. So he sold it back to me. I did tell him that he should take one, either the American Special or the Kramer that I bought him so he has something to noodle on. He may decide to do this, or not take any. He was going to just let me have it, but I wouldn’t feel right getting his guitar without paying him. He understands the way I feel. I did accept two shooting irons from him as gifts as I have bought him plenty of those, and we do give those kind of gifts to each other on a yearly basis. However, this guitar is another matter entirely. I pay him now for the guitar, and he will get it back, along with the rest of my guitars, when I pass from this world into the next. I am now going to play it once again, without guilt because it is mine once again!