...he had a cancerous brain tumor. He and I were like brothers and were in a band together. After several medical procedures it was inevitable that he wasn't going to make it. The last time I went to his home to jam he offered me the pick of his 10 guitars so I could have something to remember him by. He had some beauties but I didn't want to appear greedy or make him feel I was looking to turn a buck at a time like this. I asked for his 97' Telecaster. He had some vintage pieces but I remember him playing the Tele more often than not so that's what I chose. A few weeks later I received the call that he was dying and went over to the house. His family was there with other friends. We gathered around him and he died with dignity. The family offered the guitar that night but I couldn't leave with a guitar under my arm like a vulture so I refused. They called a couple of weeks later and offered it to me so I drove over, picked it up and that was it. I kept it for about 3 years but every time I opened the case, it floored me. It depressed me besides I already have a good Telecaster so I didn't really need it. I also have about 6 cds with my buddy's original music so it's not like the guitar was the only reminder I have of my pal. So, one day I noticed a guy on Craig's List selling an amp head and after a few emails, I traded the guitar straight up for it. I've been happy ever since. Now smash cut to yesterday, I was contacted by my buddy's brother out of the blue who said "the family has indicated they would like the guitar back". After 10 years! It struck me odd but maybe I'm not looking at this right. What do you think?