She is now 19, graduated from high school with honors. Attends the local ATC perusing a cosmetology certification and later into theatrical arts. Has earned several scholarships to pay for her schooling.
Learned to play the Cello at 13, that's when I went out and spent a small fortune on a full size Cello for her to grow into and perfect. She had the best professor as an instructor who pushed her to find her natural element with the Cello. A prodigy in the strings. Cello, Violin, Viola, Guitar, and Mandolin. Gotta love her for her progression in the strings. So now I am teaching the kids how to fix others throw away instruments and to make an old ghost come alive once more.
I took this old Mandolin to all the local music stores and talked with the Luthiers in our small community about this old box. They ALL rolled their eyes and gently told me to stick on the wall. I laughed and walked out of their shops, knowing it really is going to take some time and effort. But what they ALL failed to understand, first its not from some cookie cutter shop with a big name stamped onto the head-stock, or covered in decals. It is a genuine early American Folk Instrument. It has historical value of someone's need and drive to build such an instrument, and it surviving the to this date, 7 April 2018. Anyways, my time, my dime, and I will make it happen to bring new life into this old ghost. Maximo