Kiesel Vader V6 - buckeye burl top, black limba neck and body. Received in March of 2019, has remained my most reached-for guitar every day since. Just an absolute monster. I have 21 other guitars, and they’re great...but this is the one.
I got this Custom 24-08 back in April and it quickly became my favorite guitar I’ve ever owned. The neck on this one is just perfect for me and it’s nice and light and perfectly balanced. I’ve found it’s extremely versatile as well, the coil taps work so well I don’t see the need for single coils anymore.
A 2003 American PRS Standard on the far right has been my #1 since 2005. In fact, it was my only one until a few years ago
I bought the Squier Strat in a pawnshop and did my 1st refinish from black to an Ocean Turquoise-y color. Only a few weeks ago I picked up someone elses's project Warmoth Jazzmaster on the left, which I plan to refinish in Burgundy Mist. Since the refin on the strat, I've been reaching more for it as of late & as evidenced by strapless PRS.
I think for a guitar to be your "#1," its gotta have two things going for it. First, you have to play it better than any others you own. And second, its gotta best meld with your playing style, therefore making it sound better than your others.
I have 2 teles that are different, but just killer guitars. I go thru phases where I gravitate towards one or the other but, I always come back to THAT G&L Legacy. Dont know why, but I do, and when I do, its like I never put it down, even if its been weeks or months since picking it up.