Just a general question out of curiosity:
Do you play in bands? If yes, what kind of band? style? covers or originals?
Do you gig a lot?
I myself have been trying to put bands together and played with a couple of guys for a while but none of those projects lasted. It's difficult for me to find like-minded people with the same musical goals.
The only 'band' I am in at the moment if you will is a jazz guitar duo, but we only play when there is a gig and we don't have many (maybe 2-4 per year only).
So currently I do almost all my playing/practicing at home ...
Most of us buy (and return or flip) gear, and then go bike riding or running.