W-O that's a grand idea! I will suggest to my sister, as she is always on lookout for instruments for her students.
Night Owl has told me about a sort of musical instrument lending program they have where she lives. If a person wants to see if they'd like ot learn a certain instruments, they can "check it out" for a set anount of time, then return it. Good way to try new things.
Jon, the same person probably bid trying to reach the "reserve" price, as it is hidden. The only way one can tell if they've met it is to keep raising one's own bid until it says it's been met. Still, who knows, that bidder might be in on a deal with the seller.