It's a bit of a strange one, this, and I'd welcome any thoughts on what you think I should do. I have been given possibly the most generous gift I have ever received: a nearly new Gibson ES-339 like this one: The background story is that I did some session work last summer for a songwriter friend of mine. We are talking three days' work, guitar and bass parts for ten songs. These were my first paid recording sessions; I didn't give much thought to what I should be charging, and since he was a friend anyway I'd have been happy to do it 'at cost', so to speak. He paid for my food and fuel for each day, plus £200 for the work. I was more than happy with that. A few months later he started saying that he hadn't paid me enough, and that I deserved more. He said he didn't have enough money right now, but he wanted to offer me one of his guitars, this ES-339. To cut a long story short, I've been saying no for months. I don't really feel right taking it from him, especially given the fact that he's actually still paying for it on finance. In the end, what he did was turn up to a rehearsal he knew I was doing, and he left the guitar in the middle of the room and just disappeared. I couldn't leave it there as it would inevitably get stolen, so it's ended up at my house. At the moment I'm treating it like a loan. I'll speak to him again soon and try and work out what to do. Maybe I could offer him something in return. In the meantime, I'm overwhelmed by his kindness but at the same time a bit confused by the strange way that things have turned out. What do you think about this? Have you had any similar experiences?