This is a bit of a long story, but basically, I saved up forever and got rid if some of my cheap starter guitars to have the money for it when I was 15. Custom ordered a 25th anniversary custom 24. Well about 2 months went by and my teenage impatience got the best of me. I called my store to cancel the order and I bought one off the rack. Well, what I didn’t know was that my dad called and “uncancelled” the order. A month or so later, I lost my dad to a heart attack. My dad and the store owner were great friends so he called my mom and told her the situation and she said just get it here. So a few months down the road, I’m hanging out at Flores music and my mom shows up, which was odd. Mike went and grabbed a case out of the back and handed it to me. He explained what had happened and my jaw just dropped. This is my baby. No other guitar will ever outshine it in my heart. No matter what happens in my life, even if I’m living on the street, with nothing to my name. I will NEVER sell that guitar. It’s the last gift I ever received from my father and it means the world to me. He was so passionate about my music and it’s a daily reminder of how much he loved me. In the frame next to it is an electronics backing plate for it signed by Paul himself.