So I currently have a luthier building me a custom bass. It'll be my first custom instrument and my first instrument owned that costs over $400. In the past I've owned Squiers, a Peavey, and SX instruments. So this is a big jump for me to go from a couple hundred bucks, up into a couple thousand bucks spent. I already know Im going to baby the hell out of it. It'll be hard not to since the instrument will be one of a kind, and also be one of my dream instruments. How do I get to a point where I can just let go and not care that much? I've always been a pretty frugal guy. I come from a middle class background but there were some tough times growing up. I was taught to really stretch a dollar, and to not put much emphasis on material things. I don't care much for name branded things. I always have driven pre-owned vehicles. However, now Im a few years into my new career, and finally have enough disposable income to really have fun with my hobbies and passions. Really, the only things I've splurged on are computers and now bass guitars. The thing is, even though I treat my custom computer builds very delicately and carefully...the case never moves much after being put onto my desk. I build my PC then "I set it, and forget it" so to speak. Im also careful about putting sharp or heavy things near my case...so I don't scratch the paint or the glass side panel. But with a custom instrument that I will be handling all the time...there's this worry in the back of my head....about what if I drop it...or ding it really bad...and then need an expensive repair...on an instrument thats already damn expensive. Lol help.