Inherited a number of musical instruments from my luthier father, including a mandolin, mandola, mandocello, 2 tenor guitars, and a mid 1930's Gibson acoustic guitar. Always loved stringed instruments, but never learned to play them. Played woodwinds and piano. Finally fulfilling my promise to myself to learn how to play - and because I can't help myself. Songs play in my head all the time, like they are trying to make up for lost years. It's wonderful!