Jim Van Donsel Posted May 3, 2008 Share Posted May 3, 2008 I recall reading a recent, rather "spirited", topic in this forum in which a member bemoaned the lack of availability of quality instruments for musicians due to overconsumption by hobbyists. I can't seem to find the thread - perhaps it was taken down because of its inflammatory nature. I'm not taking a position on the original poster's assertion, merely using it as a jumping-off point for an idea. What if... The major concertina craftsmen and resellers were to get together and start a fund for young concertina musicians, funded entirely by voluntary donations by their customers. Let's say I buy a $2000 instrument from Mr. Gepetto, the noted concertina maker. I would be asked if I wanted to make a voluntary donation of, say, 5% of the purchase price to go to this fund. Then once a year, or when the fund had enough cash, a recipient would be chosen based on talent and financial need, and he or she would receive a quality instrument purchased by the fund. I'm quite new to this community and perhaps this idea is impractical (or even redundant). But I thought I would throw it out there for comment. -Jim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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