I thought I'd start a thread on this topic. My late father was a guitar player, he had a Yamaha FG-400a before he passed. I was just 4 years old when he died, but I do have some memories of him jamming on that $200 acoustic to 'House of the Rising Sun' by The Animals. Around 7 years old, I started dinking around with that acoustic. I'd play on and off for a few years, learning some simple Green Day and Metallica. Around 12 years old, I started to get serious and played more. By 14 years old, I was playing full Metallica songs, by 16 I was playing full Lamb of God songs. Nobody else in my family cared to play guitar, but I wanted to keep some kind of special talent from my father. I actually thought of taking my late father's Yamaha acoustic to British Columbia where I now reside, but I decided to leave it in the Canadian Arctic as an heirloom for my mother and my family. I'm 31 now and my living room is my man cave with all of my guitars on the walls. The acoustic is actually a very close model to my late father's Yamaha FG-400a - it's a FG-345II with diamond inlays and it's an electric acoustic.