In the last two years I began to play guitar again, but for nearly 20 years, I've only owned two guitars. A lightweight, highly inexpensive Jay Turser strat copy with a wood veneer, and a Carlos Robelli electric acoustic. Neither of these are valuable guitars, and I've honestly been ashamed of them for years. As a wiser adult, I've recognized their intrinsic value rather than monetary, and see that they stay in tune and play just fine.My Jay Turser has been with me through good times and bad. I remember binge watching TV shows on my futon in college as I practiced pentatonic scales up and down the fretboard. There was a love-shame relationship with the guitar. There was a day that the guitar fell off the stand and the fretboard hit the corner of my dresser, leaving a deep, noticeable dent in the fretboard. There are just as many dings all over the body. Lastly, the action of the guitar was too high. I never had it adjusted by a professional because I didn't see the value in having the guitar setup since I was embarrassed by the guitar's branding and cheapness, and I did not have the resources or patience to work on it myself.As my priorities changed, and I stopped displaying the guitar, which ultimately meant I stopped playing. My guitars were both sealed in their cases, as were my tiny 15 watt amp and pedals. These artifacts moved around with me from apartment to apartment, and I never had the inclination to play again.Working on either of them never struck a chord because I was insecure about purchasing a new guitar if I broke one of them.