Mudcat Café message #498895 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36245   Message #498895
Posted By: Willie-O
05-Jul-01 - 09:40 AM
Thread Name: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Subject: RE: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
You never know what might happen in the future. But the "don't buy anything on first impressions" rule is a good one. Always sleep on it. (the decision, not the instrument). Whatever the seller says, it will _always_ be there tomorrow, if not next week.

If you never developed an emotional attachment to the instrument, and you're pretty sure it's not the one for you, now's probably the best time to deal it out. For one thing, it's probably still in tip-top shape, n'est-ce pas? Unplayed ignored instruments, even banjos, have nasty habits of warping and rusting and becoming less attractive to others the longer you ignore them.

I have instruments hanging around for the past twenty years that I don't play, it's just a matter of my indecisiveness after so long. Actually one instrument in particular. It's an open-back banjo.

Beware inertia.