I played violin for 9 years all the way through 12th grade (Class of '97). After a 13 year reprieve (only God knows why I neglected it for so long) I'm taking lessons again. Best thing that happened since I met my wifey!
I play a violin given to me by my late grandpa (it was his best violin) and is not only a warm sounding fiddle. It a reminder of him every time I play. Long live the violin! :D