I've had several, but the one I still pine about was one of the original Taylor's, I think it was a 910. My friend, this woman from Santa Cruz, bought it right when they started making guitars and it was the most impressive instrument! Everytime I played it she yelled at me because she ONLY fingerpicked and I would strum it with a pick and put marks on the pickguard that she would rub off! I told her if she ever wanted to get rid of it, I'd buy it and we lost touch and she needed some cash and let it go...then I ran into her again and found out it was gone. Bummer.
Oh, and the very first pedal that I ever got, which was given to me for free, was a '70's Mutron III and I ended up giving it away because I wasn't that good a guitarist and didn't really know what to do with it other than sound like I was playing under water. It wasn't even until I saw one on e-bay that I realized that the holy grail that you all talk about was the same thing I had and GAVE AWAY!
"The only funeral you should ever try to interrupt is your own, and that should be a full-time job." -Kinky Friedman