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Chris Guleff

When I was in college I took a ride into the surrounding countryside and stopped at a rural antique store with some friends. They had a violin for sale for only $25 or $30 – this was in the late-1960’s. The violin looked to be in pretty good condition so I picked it up and started playing it. I smiled at everyone and the shop owners just nodded hoping I would buy it. It actually sounded pretty good for an inexpensive instrument, and nearly did buy it, except that I really didn’t need another one and it would not have been an upgrade from the one I already had. Now I wish I had — I could have passed it along to someone else.