Before I had a guitar, I used to play a lot of air guitar. I use to use a toy light saber by using the heavy end as the body and the extended "laser" as the neck. Kind of forgot I use to do that until now.
I was a clarinetist, though not a particularly good one. As time went on, I kept going to larger instruments until I found myself at the helm of a contrabass clarinet (Think of it as a woodwind tuba. The school had the all-metal one that was bent over itself twice like a massive paperclip.)