“That’s a nice shiny case you have there……”
Hopefully, a "fun thread".
Not infrequently, I’ve had such comments from musos and punters alike.
For my sins, I usually carry my main instruments in "hard cases" which is a sensible idea if you are visiting busy pubs full of drunks, travelling by public transport and so on. As a result, I personally don’t think they look particularly new and they do have quite a few scuffs and scrapes which is fair enough. Nor were they the most expensive either. More than the average case but not exactly "top of the range" either.
However, it always puzzles me why people comment on the " shininess" of an instrument case. It can feel a little unsettling and I sometimes wonder if there is a negative aspect in the comment.
as an euphemism for one or more of the following
"You are a bit of a poseur"
"Stop trying to kid on you are a professional musician"
"That’s a new case. You must just be a beginner.."
"Fancy cases have no place in traditional music"
and so on.
Of course, there might just be a very slim possibility that they like the look of the case. Any thoughts?