A few years ago I was reminded of the Burns TR2 bass that I used when I was playing in the late sixties. I gave it away to someone but have no memory of who ended up with it. I looked the guitar up on e-bay and found an example for sale in England. What struck me was that it went for GB £20,000. I then cried for days considering what I had given away.
I had a rare 1967 Fender Mustang Bass, so I decided to look for rare guitars and collect a few. This can be a very expensive exercise so I backed away very quickly. However, I managed to collect a few raries before I stopped. My latest addition was to buy a 1989 12 string Gibson SST from the collection of Kirk Pengilly (INXS), when it went to auction recently.