I won't count the $10 acoustic from a local five and dime (to borrow from Bryan Adams) and count the next 3: Fender Lead II - gift from my folks in 1979; technically a Christmas present but we got in the Saturday after Thanksgiving; probably the only time my dad ever went into a music shop, and definitely the only time with the intention of purchasing anything. I kept the old girl until 2015 - by then it was getting actually painful for me to play that neck so I "paid it forward" to a much younger relative. Of the "first 3" it's the only one I have a photo of: I took a playing hiatus from 1986-1992; when I started playing again after a few months I got guitar #2: 1992 PRS CE Maple Top in the transparent gray-black color - back then all PRS were 24-frets. This generation of CEs had alder bodies, the maple top was an option. Very hot bridge pickup, 5-way rotary switch, all the PRS trappings. No photos of mine; I can't even find an early 90s in grey-black online anywhere; just plenty of photos of the current version. Kept the PRS until 1998 when I sold it and got guitar #3: 1996 Hamer Studio in cherryburst. Mine was purchased NOS in early 1998; it had been hanging in the store for about a year. From the brief era when the Studio had a wrap-tail bridge and a back contour. Again, no photos of mine but it was similar to this one: Kept this one until 1999 when I sold it for a Les Paul, but that is another story!