I was thinking about some of the cool vintage guitars that I sold or traded over the years and "got away". Here are three that I still wish I had.
Original, first year, 1963 Gibson reverse body Firebird I. I love one pickup guitars and the fact that Eric Clapton played one on the final Cream tour before they broke up. They are rare because so many of them had broken headstocks. Great sound, a little odd to play because of the heavy headstock. They sure look cool. I bought it from a guy who walked into the Dallas Guitar show in the late 80's.
1953 Gibson Blond ES-5. Bought it from a Postal Worker who lived in a small town in MO. He bought it brand new and soon afterwards his wife became ill so he just "put it under the bed". In 1990 when I got it, it looked brand new, had the receipts, original string packages, all the case candy. It had the T-Bone Walker sound!
This pic isn't mine but I had a 1959 Fender Esquire Custom. It was the only one I have ever seen with 5 screws on the pickguard making it very likely the very first one ever produced. I love Esquires.