Friday, September 21, 2018
Fiddling Around With The Best
Stradivari defines quality. The best of the best, made to last and to simply be the best. Everyone should have something in their life that is simply the best. The joy of quality lasts much longer than the pleasure of a cheap price tag. 30+ years ago I was shopping for a very fast bicycle. A couple of shops laughed at me, and tried to get me to buy a cheaper, slower less well made bike. I moved on and kept looking. I wanted something frighteningly fast and responsive that shifted like a dream. I finally found it, the shop owner was honest, he said, "it is more bike than you need, but if you buy it you will have the ride of your life" and he threw in the helmet just in case. I still own it, ride it once in a while, it was the best of the best 30+ years ago, and still frighteningly fast. In over 10,000 miles I never crashed it, only had it slide out from under me once.
So the violins above, or as their last owner called them fiddles. Henry Ford was born on a farm, and grew up playing country or folk music on a fiddle. For about 20 years as he built the Company, he had no time for fiddling around. As success settled in, he decided to pick up his old pastime. Being one of the richest people in the country, when he went fiddle shopping, these are what he brought home.
Simply the best,