Well everyone, my A9 is finally on it's way. I'm excited. 900$ may not be much to a lot of you, but it's the single largest purchase I've ever made except an 1100$ flight to India.
So.. now I've got this Michael Kelly to deal with. Keep it as a camper? (I do plenty of camping). I've thought about it. But I tried that with my guitars, and my nicest instrument always seems to end up by my side, sun rain or snow.
So I've been considering possibly trading for a flattop or banjolin.. or maybe both (I've seen some deals in both camps).
I tried a (heartwood) Parsons flat top out in Los Angelos. The sound was beautiful. Anyone have any experiences with these, or another direction I might look? I know lots of you will advise Mid-Mo. Anyone play the two side by side?
How about manjos? I see them advertised at all prices on Ebay.. but honestly, I wouldn't know a quality instrument from a beater. Any advice in this reguard?
A bit of advice given to a young native upon initiation:
As you go the way of life, you will come across a great chasm. Jump! It's not as far as you think.