well thanks. the lap steel is actually pretty new, i just built it about 6months ago. The rest is well, old. 74 ibanez copy, rebuilt a year or 2 ago. A 67 bassman i picked up in the late 90s or so. The more beat up the gear looks the less likely someone is going to want to swipe it at a gig.Wow! The Age of your Equipment indicates You have been at this a While and Your Music Reflects that as well. Keep up the Good Work, I would call You a Very Respectable Musician.