I still have the first guitar I bought, in 1985. It's nothing special, but it sounds nice and Yamaha has since changed their headstock design to something I don't like as much. It's had the saddle lowered to compensate for years of strain on the top. I still use the same Fender picks, pictured here. My first electric, probably purchased in 1987, was also a Yamaha -- and it was junk. I don't miss it. My second electric, purchased about five years ago, was a Squier VM Strat: same price (adjusted for inflation), but much higher quality.