I have 1968 Martin D-28 whose neck has been broken twice, the first time by US Air on a trip to Binghamton my guitar ended up in Elmira.
A few years ago I picked up a previously owned Taylor acoustic from a local pawn shop… custom pickguard and mother of pearl tuners….
My Strat went flying out of the back of the truck into the field on the side of the road. Everybody was amazed, there wasn’t a scratch on my strat!
I saw something slide right out that back window and onto the dark expressway. Turned out to be my very first guitar, a 1954 Fender Stratocaster..
I have a Fender Mexican made Stratocaster, and where it is not a prized guitar in the world, she’s a prize to me. She is to me as #1 was to SRV..
With my Gibson Les Paul in its case, I handed it over to the airline officials to be placed under the plane.. I refuse to fly without my guitars.