I've got a friend who is a film maker, but who worked on guitars back in the 60s - even built a couple. He was once Carlos Santana's tech and would set up his guitars in San Francisco back in the day. He was looking to raise some cash to help pay for his 95 year old father's care and thought, "I wonder if that old Fender is worth anything?" He took it to a vintage guitar specialist who determined it was an all original '57 Strat! The appraiser said he could sell it that day with a call or two to guitar collectors, but my friend is adamant that it go to a MUSICIAN and not a COLLECTOR. In his words, "This guitar came off the wall to save my dad's life and I can't bear the thought of it being locked in a vault - it needs to be played!" So he asked me to help find a picker who could afford it. I've got it in front of the big names in Nashville and we'll see if anyone bites. I'd sure love to have it, but dang, its a bit out of my price range. I'm not trying to sell it here on this forum - just telling the story.... He also has an old early '50s Fender Harvard amp. Glorious tone!