This is an incredible story from the Fretboard Journal about Bill Frisell being reunited with a unique ES-175 after almost 40 years:
Whether due to financial shortcomings, boredom, space constraints or restlessness, every guitarist has a tale of the “one that got away,” an instrument that we should have held onto, but, somehow, didn’t.
In the case of Bill Frisell, the one that got away was a custom 1968 Gibson ES-175. In his 20s, while the young musician was still discovering his singular voice, the Gibson was his main guitar and constant companion. And then, in a move he’d regret for decades, he sold it.
I think most of us can relate to selling a guitar and almost immediately regretting. It’s amazing that Frisell was able to find his guitar after so many years.