Here's an instrument not often discussed around here. Are any of you familiar with the Chapman Stick? Take a look at http://www.stick.com to see what I'm talking about.
Just bringing it up because the Stick I ordered almost a full year ago has finally shipped!! That's right, you heard me correctly. There is almost a year's waiting time on new Sticks. There is only one company in the world that makes them, and every single one is custom made by hand.
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am after all this time to finally be getting one of these beautiful instruments. I have the UPS tracking page open in another tab on my browser, and will be refreshing it every 10 minutes over the next few days to track it's journey across the country to me.