Sales of guitars, amps, keyboards and associated gear totals over 60 units this year. I will be making a donation of 6 figures to a charity for New Orleans jazz musicians in September.

Funny thing. I am sending mostly equipment that I acquired and never played out. There are lots of guitars bought 40 plus years ago selling in the $3,000-5,000 range.

All of this makes me feel GOOD!

Don't feel sad for me...I'll still have 31 stringed instruments, 12 keyboards and about 15 amplifiers.

I know, it's the worst case of equipment addiction I've ever heard of.

and, I have learned that I didn't know nearly as much as I thought I did about the value of some of the items. I was wrong in both directions on the value of some of the stuff.

BTW: Just placed an order for three new guitars made by Sire, endorsed by Larry Carleton. Can't wait to get them!