Was just having a think about the different guitars I've had as 'number 1's' over the years - the musical styles have changed across the bands I've been in, and I've got older (and hopefully a bit better).
Early / mid 20's - played in a rock act, and a typical covers band. Played Ibanezes, predominantly a PGM500 but also a JS model. Still have the Paul Gilbert.
Later 20's - pro covers band in Europe, used the PGM500 a bit but mainly a Blackmore strat (was in another band at the same time that did some Deep Purple, UFO etc). Used a 90's RG505 for the floyd too.
Early 30's - Belfast for a couple of years this time, function band. Went back to the PGM but bought a Zemaitis for les paul-y type stuff.
Mid 30's - back to England, joined a Cavern-era Beatles band. Bought a 335, played it for a year or so before realising it was too big. This was my third 335 I have got rid of for the same reason! Bought a non-reverse Firebird which has been my number 1 since 2010. Still use the Zemaitis for 5 string stuff.
I'm 40 this year, I wonder what the next decade will bring?