Mudcat Café message #499511 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36245   Message #499511
Posted By: DonMeixner
05-Jul-01 - 11:35 PM
Thread Name: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Subject: RE: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Hi Bonnie,

If you go back a ways to your threads when you were looking for a new, different banjo, several of us, including me said "play everything you can, Gibsons and bacons and Orpheums and Vegas are great instruments. the banjo for you maybe a low priced no name nothin' special that fits you like a second skin.' Or words to that effect. I also think I told you about my brother's Bart Reiter banjo and he loved it. Maybe the Reiter is the perfect banjo for you, its just too new for you to know it yet. Maybe it need some age on it. My guild is 41 years old and looks like it was road hard and put up wet but it sure is made for me. I have never, never, never, played a new instrument that I liked as well as this old Guild. New instruments are transitional instruments, they are just something you play until they become old instruments. Maybe you need to grow together for awhile.

That being said I've played some really awful old instruments too.