My wife’s father passed away 4 years ago. He was a very busy, gigging musician in the NY / NJ / PA area.
When we married, her mother gave her the '79 Strat that was promptly given to me. Today, we got more of the music stuff that he had: 2 BOSS Chromatic Tuners; 2 BOSS Turbo Distortion; 1 BOSS Super Overdrive; 1 BOSS Compression / Sustainer; 1 BOSS Chorus (CE-2 though); plus a few tuners; a Fender Frontman amp; and a bunch of miscellaneous stuff like harmonicas, cables, etc.
I was this close to getting a 1981 Ibanez Artist series F-hole cutout electric, from the golden era of Ibanez. She’s not sure if she wants to keep it for herself, but she nor her other daughter play guitar. And she’s moving back to Costa Rica soon so I imagine she’ll give it to me later.
I’m not gloating that I’m getting the gear from my father-in-law’s legacy, but rather am excited because I know they would do nothing but continue to collect dust if I didn’t get them. That would be a huge waste. I’m psyched!