Many elements of this man’s journey cross with my own.
I once had a Guild. I still have a 6 string Bozo Bell. My case has stickers from many countries.
Would it surprise you that I busked through Europe for months?
I still have my 12, but someone stole my Asturias, may his soul fry in the deep cinders of hell… unless it helped to save his (pernicious thieving) soul.
Once I had some real game with the wood and metal. I maintained a long thumbnail for a long while and still understand superglue.