During remodeling I came across some old photos of some geetars I had in my collection in the late 80's. I'll be scanning and posting some of them. Many I had for anywhere from a few months to a few years. It was fun to track them down (pre-eBay, pre-internet). Met a lot of great guys, some real nut cases and some fine musicians.
One of my grail instruments was a Reverse Body Firebird I. This is a '63. Got it from the original owner who said it had been dead mint "until I let my stupid cousin borrow it for a month". These, without broken headstocks were hard to find. The few that did turn up made it to Japan in a flash. The Japanese would pay big $$$$ for any Eric Clapton era guitar at the time. They seem to be especially in love with the Firebird I. To be honest, I loved how it looked but they are weird things to hold and play. The headstock is heavy making things feel out of balance. Plus, they seem to break just looking at them. I wish I still had this 'bird.