I’ve had a mixed bag of experience here, certainly made some long term acquaintances, and also fallen out with a couple.
I’ve learned that every day is a school day when it comes to vintage Fenders in particular, and there are many with much knowledge, to whom I’ve acknowledged and respected.
I’ve enjoyed sharing my collection, and enjoyed looking at that of others.
I’ve shared builds and viewed enviously at the talents of proper luthiers, and not the assemblers, like me.
I’ve bought, sold, traded, and given plenty of parts and bits away to folks in need of that old knob , cover or screw.
I’ve enjoyed the debates, and the jokes, and the sales and the trades.
I’ve spent far too many hours scrolling through the various sale posts, and spent far too much money, some of which was unnecessary, all of which made me happy!
Overall, I visit less now than in previous years, as there appears to be less topics and posts that tickle my particular pickle, but I still dip in, and enjoy when I do.
I hope to, for times to come too!
All good here, keep playing, keep safe!