I personally own an acoustic guitar that I fool around with, but I have always had a great appreciation for six (sometimes 7) or four (sometimes 5 or 6) stringed instruments of the electric kind. Of course we all wanted to own a strat, a tele, or an SG. Those classic archetypes (along with the Mark VI) have paved the way for today’s new and exciting (and gorgeous!) instruments.
Playing one of these instruments will put a permanent smile on your face. Listening to Bill Clements play his Regenerate bass certainly did for me.