45 years after taking guitar lessons I got re acquainted with my guitar teacher. He was 80-85 years old then. He sold me a BFDR and BF Pro Rev dirt cheap. Gave me a huge Wurlitzer church organ. There was more stuff I should have bought. Two Fender amps I bought were broken up in shipment. By the time the claim was paid, they were both pretty much free. I have scored a couple US Fender Strats on CL for $500-550. One was an 80's Super Strat from original owner with hang tags. Got a '57 Strat neck with serial number neckplate at an estate sale. It was bolted onto a cheap import 335 type body. $75 Driving past a small yard sale in front of a tiny yucky looking rental house, there was a stereo on the grass with home made speaker cabs. I noticed the aluminum JBL domes in the cabs. I stopped and bought the whole stereo for $75 They were JBL D130's with JBL 5" Mid range speakers and JBL Tweeters and JBL crossovers. The magnets on the 5" were like 5" diameter and about 3" thick! Ditto for the smaller tweeters. Traded a JV Strat for a '38 Martin R18. The one that got away ~2004: Someone I ran into had a 57 strat with case. Original owner. he wanted $8000, I hung firm at $6000 and never bought it.