My Son brought his family to thanksgiving. Everyone was tested for covid-19 and had been quarentined, so it was safe. My eight year old granddaughter discovered my baritone guitar for the first time, and started to play around with it. she couldn't put it down. I swear that if it were possible she would have slept with it. I could see the light in her eyes, and was reminded me of some of the stories here about how many of you just knew when you saw your first bass. She didn't like the short scale bass, she didn't like the acoustic guitar of my wife's, but that strat knockoff baritone sang to her soul. It wasn't that it was a baritone, I could see that. and she quite naturally took to strumming it like a std guitar. She played with different stroke patters, and tried to play the few chords i could teach her, it was the intricacies of it, everything about the guitar struck her. I offered to my son to make her a guitar, but then it hit me, just a guitar wouldn't do. It had to be that guitar. Today i am converting that same guitar she fell in love with, by changing the neck and strings, and setting it up as a 25" strat for a beginner. On her birthday on March 6th that will become her guitar. Who knows if it will ever lead anywhere, But i hope and pray that this home made guitar can be for my granddaughter what the first bass was for some of you in your stories. It is truely awesome to see it happen in front of me. I want to thank each of you who posted a story about what drew you to bass. Without the awareness that came from reading those stories, I might have missed what was happening. You may have just helped inspire a new musician, or maybe not, but we can hope and dream.