And I think mainly the value of your guitar/s is what really felt close to you.
Just a newbie here and would love to hear your thoughts about this.
Some guitars are like a good friend. They always seem ready to go when you want them or need them to. They give comfort. Then there are the ones that talk a good game, but are never quite right. Oh yeah, they've got the logo, the lacquer so highly polished it blinds you. But you can't get the buzz out of them, no matter what. The nut is cut and recut, no joy. Fret dressings don't find the problem. I have a Strat like that. And I have various Teles that just do right, time after time. Even the ones I cut out myself. And this is why I will not buy a guitar off the internet.
When my daughter and son were 11 and 8 years old respectively, my former wife and I took them to Disney World for the first time. This was over 35 years ago, long before FastPass, during Easter break, and the lines were 1 to 2 hours long.Wait! What!? You can sell your kids? Why did nobody tell me? I could have saved thousands!