My first real car was a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. I loved that car and still miss it to this day. I always wanted a Karmann Ghia and a Bus too, but could never afford them. Now it’s impractical for me to own a Beetle, Ghia or Bus here in Tokyo, so instead I collect models. This model of a ’66 Karmann Ghia was given to me as a birthday present by my friend Shin Ichikawa (the guy who also built my signature model guitar for me). Shin said he spent about 6 months working on this model, so it is a real honor for me to have it. It’s now the center of my collection.