Well, I thought everyone already knew how i feel about my '07 Gibson SG faded special... that one can't be replaced by just any SG. so this one in my right hand, and maybe this one in my left: with these two, I can play any gig. Not just play any gig, but play it with PANACHE... which is crucial. If I got a chance to go back in, I'd grab these: ah but insuance might pay something for any of these, so I could replace them if I got paid enough MONEY... OR I could earn more MONEY by doing useful work, and replace my losses if nobody else would help me. I only posted the ones above because they are unique combinations of soul and grace, and I might never see their like again. Save the people first, then save the instruments that can't be replaced, and that have their own voice. But BB King himself warns agains becoming so attached to an instrument that you'd risk your life for it. When you have talent at the level of Mr. BB King, any guitar is replaceable. Your life is NOT. But musicians like me risk our lives every time we go driving down the road... don't we. It's only the most dangerous thing any of us might ever do. (with the exceptions of course: of our Military Veterans who laid their lives on the line for us, against a foe who was fairly well armed and highly motivated). For civilians, the open road is likely the most deadly danger we ever face. For musicians, we do it every day. (or every few days, depending on the skills of our agents & managers.) Maybe it seems funny to you, but I came to terms with the danger many years ago, and made my mind up that it was worth it. I've risked my life for my music literally hundreds of times. or more than that. We've been performing for decades. My greatest fear is to be so crushed that I can't just blink out, and/or so tough that I can't just die after sustaining horrendous road injuries. Is a guitar worth it? Maybe, and maybe not. Speak up, colleagues. There's lots of wisdom on this thread so far, in between the lines of the patriarch (s).