Dang…it's been a long time since I've posted. Hey guys! When I started learning to play the bass years back, my father was excited: not only was I the only one of his kids who took interest in playing a musical instrument, I was the only one who took up his instrument of choice. To this day, it's probably the only thing he and I see eye to eye on. He even told me he always wanted to play a five string like I do—he just never had the time for it. When I started playing, I started looking at the gear he had laying around. The most notable gear: his old fretless Guild bass. I wasn't sure what model it was, but it's a hollow body. After looking around a lot, I think it's a 60's Starfire bass of some kind with that lovely red top and two chunky pickups. I haven't seen it in years, though. Even still: I want it, and I might just ask for it. Would that be a terrible idea? He's not playing it, and I would probably take better care of it than he does right now. It's hanging up at his office as a display item. How many of you covet your parents' old instruments? How many of you have asked for them? How many of you were successful? How about you folks with kids? When would you start giving them your instruments? (Lots of questions.