The two best guitars I've ever played were both owned by one of my high school friend's dad- The first was I think a one off Gibson custom shop CS-336. Apparently the person who ordered it could never complete payment. It had a wicked flamed top, played unbelievably well, and sounded amazing. The reason I bought an ES-339 was to get somewhere close to that feel...isn't quite there, but I still love it. The second that I didn't actually get to play plugged in was a 1964 Strat that looked like it was in pretty much original condition. I'm not a big fan of the vintage nut width and small frets, but the guitar just sounded amazing.