Fate has smiled on me and I am in the infrequent situation again of having some funds for a new instrument. Bonus, tax refund, savings, etc.. Yes, Multi-instrument acquisition syndrome keeps me awake at night once more!
So here's the deal. I have some ideas of what I think my next instrument should be, but I don't want to say...just yet anyway. I'd rather get all your opinions first, and see how it stacks up with what I was thinking.
Here's my current instruments collection:
Breedlove Oregon mandolin (pride and joy)
Flatiron (original) octave mandolin MB3
National Model One Brass Reso-phonic mandolin
Bart Reiter Whyte Lady deluxe clawhammer banjo
Mike Ramsey custom Vega Little Wonder fretless banjo
Turkish Saz, short necked baglama from Istanbul
Musically I am mostly into playing klezmer and eastern (arabic/turkish) music these days, but my background has also been in old-time (first love) and Irish/Celtic to some degree as well.
OK, if it were you, what your next instrument acquisition be?
Thanks for the help! (Don't you love helping to spend other people's money?)