Stephen Faulk wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:58 am
Guitarists are really lucky today because they are getting master grade instruments for quite reasonable prices.
Hence so many guitar collectors with so many guitars out there
It's fun to be a guitar player than a violin player.
As we have seen in various arts, it's not about the monetary value of the tools or materials. When an artist have come upon an idea to make a cat object with clay body and two diamond eyes, the clay and the diamonds are of the same artistic value because both are equally indismissible in realizing his idea. So was Eric Clapton's Blackie which was assembled with the best parts taken out of three strats being on sale. When a guitarist likes a guitar, it is not because of the price tag, but its tone and ease of playing.
While guitarists are luckier than violinists, woodwind instrumentalits appear to be even more so, especially the saxophone players are even luckier. Violins are lighter and more expensive than guitars, while saxophones are generally heaier than the guitars and more affordable. But it appears that less saxophone players collect their instruments. There might be no rule we can find.