I'm happy to say that I've found the nicest guitar I could ever ask for. Creston Lea from Creston Guitars built me a custom Telecaster-style guitar out of a really great looking piece of cedar.
Here's what Creston says:
"Nick Millevoi's guitar: western red cedar body that began its
vocational life as a stave in a locomotive water tank on the
trans-American railroad, circa late-1860s. In 1902, made redundant by a
change in locomotive efficiency, it was torn down and recoopered into a
pickle vat stave at a Fort Collins, CO pickle operation. In 1992, it was
torn down again and sat dormant, air drying in the Rocky Mountains,
until 2014 when it found itself assembled into this guitar. "
After playing the same guitar for most of the past 17 years, I had some worries that I would never love another guitar the same way, but after a couple of weeks with my new Creston, I'm not worried!
Here it is: