Mazel Tov Willie-O
Well I can't really say that a different banjo reinvented me as a player. I am still at the inventing stage. But I did find the Deering Goodtime a whole lot easier to work with.
One day I do hope to go through what you are experiencing now with your new guitar.
Thanks for sharing some of the joys you are feeling with your new Lowden.
All the best,