I can’t be the only wanna e musician here.
Here are my two most loved music makers. On the left is an Eastman AC422CE I just picked up. She was a blem so I stole her at a 50% discount from MSRP. On the right in a late 70’s Alvarez 5022 that has some wear and dings, but she’s got stories to tell, most of the starting with “Hold my beer!”
The Alvarez was dad’s, and despite being a humble instrument it plays and sounds like a pretty decent guitar and I don’t have to worry about Incurring bumps and bruises.
As I start rummaging thru the house, I’ve chosen to omit a dandy PRS SE Tremonti, the Rogue $100 bass, the Casio keyboard my daughter is “learning,” and a tiny portable xylophone.