OK, this is just for fun, but I am curious as to what folks will say... Let's say you've got a bundle cash free and clear. Mortgage/rent is paid, bills are taken care of, money in the bank/investments, yatta yatta, etc... And so you've got cash to buy some dream guitars. What guitar(s) would you try to buy at each price level?: $5k/10k/15k/20k/25k? For example: $5k- '71/'72 standard Blonde Telecaster (or maybe a choice Cherry '64 jr.) $10k- Rarer custom color mid-'60s Jaguar (other than CAR, LPB, OLY, any of the custom greens, silver, gold...a rare color). $15k- '64 SG Standard $20k- '64/'65 "L-Series" Sunburst Strat $25k- '58 3-tone burst maple neck Strat (or maybe a '54 Gold Top?) As you can see, I have a problem limiting myself to just one, so I say list as many as you'd like. The idea is if you had that amount, what do you think you could go after, condition/finish will change value dramatically, but I am just estimating going rates for these instruments. This is mainly for guitars and basses, but if there is a piece of gear that you need to have (say an amp or maybe some nice studio gear) I say anything is game! Open your magical wallets and let's hear what you'd buy!