Old metalhead here. Started playing in the thrash/hardcore scene in the early 80's in the SF Bay Area (Oakland side). I like taking pictures of the guitars that pass through my doors.
Bought my first 'metal' guitar at Guitar Center in Oakland in '84. She's ben modded a few times over the years, and wore to the finish in places, but I still love to pick'r up and plug'r in.
Here's what she looked like in '84... at least the strap hasn't changed.