RE my post above (larger house)... larger perhaps but not more expensive. Quote from the article linked below (which is a good read in its own right):
"Renowned fretted instrument historian George Gruhn, the owner of Nashville's Gruhn Guitars instrument shop, was the co-executor of Shaw's estate. Gruhn described Shaw as a hoarder, who collected instruments, knives and other items. Shaw owned two plain houses in Nashville, which were chock-full of instruments worth significantly more than the homes themselves."
There you go.
Full article here:
Cheers - Tony