In my little music room, in a case, is a beat up Ibanez RG that never gets played. I played it a lot a few years back when I was in a loud band and we played small festivals, so the way it stayed in tune as the temperature changed was a real asset. My partner and younger stepson put cash towards it, even tho they didn't have much, as they knew I wanted one. That guitar will never be sold. As with your tele, gifts from the heart can be beyond monetary value.