We were just like two kids in a candy store, except the candy store was a room full of guitars, and my longtime friend Dan and I are both a few years distant from the description “kids.”
Otherwise, the simile was accurate in that the two of us were enthralled, hypnotized and totally absorbed as we pressed against the glass cases containing an array of stringed musical instruments on display in the Guitars! Roundup to Rockers exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.
Dan and I were in fact kids when we started our guitar-playing journey nearly 50 years ago. (It is an overwhelming realization even as I write that.) We met 40 years ago and discovered we were musically compatible. We have been playing guitars together since then, our latest configuration being a duo we call The Retro Brothers.