Mudcat Café message #498911 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36245   Message #498911
Posted By: Jon Freeman
05-Jul-01 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Subject: RE: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
I bought 2 instruments based on first impressions/ love at first sight and I have no regrets. The first was a Fyled Falstaff that I wanted after the first time I heard it - asked straight away for first refusal if the owner wanted to sell it - came my way about 4 years later.

The other one was my Kildare Tenor Banjo. I went up to Sully's shop prepared to buy if I found something I liked but I had a couple of other makes in mind too. As it happened, I walked in the door, spotted this one tried it and loved it. Sully asked me to try a few others which I picked up but didn't really pay to much attention to - I knew I had found my instrument.

If I'd had the money, there have been several other intstuments I would have bought at first sight...

I think I would always be inclined to trust my love at first sight judgement but I have let instruments find me. OK, I went to Sully's shop but even so, that particular banjo just sorta leapt out at me...