Last night I played a private party gig, with a lot of other guys and gals sitting in, and it was actually a lot of fun. I commented early on in the evening there were a number of guys with the molded Fender cases, with the red labels, just like mine. I have a piece of yellow material tied on mine (like you do on luggage at the airport) to help identify it. After everything was over, I was carrying gear out to the car. I always take my guitars out last, so they're not unattended outside. I made one trip out with gigbag and amp, and other folks were taking THEIR stuff out. I got back inside, and looked at where my guitar had been, and it was GONE! I quickly looked around to make sure, but it wasn't there. Everyone else had driven off, so it was gone. The host quickly called the last group that had left, but they were too far away to come back. I know what probably happened....someone in that group (two man/wife couples) had a Strat in the same kind of case, and someone ELSE thought it was his, and grabbed it. Everyone there was friends and (to my knowledge) honest.....it was simply an accident. I'm planning to go by their house later today, and I'm pretty confident I'll get it back, but I'm still a LITTLE concerned. It's my Telecaster that, while not expensive, has been modified so much that it would be really tough to replicate. Has anyone else ever had this happen....either a mistake or outright theft? I'll report back later.....wish me luck.