From all the musicians I've met, some of them have had really interesting stories about how they obtained them. There was one guy I met during high school who owned inherited a 1957 Fender Stratocaster, one of the most highly sought by collectors and ultra rare. There was another guy I met a year later who had built the guitar himself from this huge tree he had cut down in his backyard.
So what are the stories behind your instruments? Doesn't matter if they're super short or novel material. Lets hear them all. I'll start this one off.
My first guitar was a 2010 Ibanez S670 which I had bought myself for around $1000 AUD when I was in my final year if high school in 2010.
In July of 2009 I decided to start saving up for an electric guitar after being in total envy of my aforementioned friend's super awesome vintage stratocaster. At the time I didn't have a part time job like most high schoolers. Instead I just received a weekly allowance of $20 from my parents. This money was supposed to be for buying my school lunches but I never spent a dollar of it. Instead when my parents gave me my allowance of that single 20 dollar note, I'd go up to my room and stick it in a folder.
I kept this up until quite literally a whole year, July 2010. By that time I had saved up around $1200 which was the weekly allowances plus extras such as birthday money amongst other things.
I went online and imported the guitar from Japan which cost me $800 + $200 for shipping. To date it is my most hard earned purchases and one that I am most proud of. It was all worth it in my eyes