I have two old Supros that i picked up super cheap. I keep one in open G tuning and the other in C6 tuning.
There's a guy who comes w his wife to our Mere Mortals gigs and has made most of the SARAH & MARK gigs. Non player but uber music fan. He always drops a 20 in the tip jar and has had us out to his place maybe half a dozen times playing for parties.
He and his wife are both big fans of the lap steel and since i don't usually bring it out to our bluegrass gigs they're always (nicely) bugging me to do so. Well, i hadn't played either of my Supros in awhile, and since they were just collecting dust....i decided to bring one out for the gig we played on Tues, w the plan to loan it to him w a small prct amp that I'll get back when we play the Winter Solstice party at their place in Dec.
Oh, man the excitement and joy on their faces when i pulled out that bad boy to play was only overshadowed after our last set when i told him he was taking it home with him.
Giving the gift of music to others.....there aren't many things better.