I used to not think so, they are just wood and metal and plastic after all... But I have changed my mind after recently having a panic attack after thinking that my 93 MIJ was stolen. It's a $500 guitar with $300 in upgrades, so obviously not a REAL expensive loss. But she's my #1 fav, and i realized I would have been really upset if it had been stolen out of my car that day.. fortunately I had taken it into the house! hard to explain mojo, but I have it with that tele.