I was picking up my guitar from my local luthier after he had completed some work on it. Another guy was in his shop talking to the luthier and we began to all talk about gear. I was amazed that the guy talking to luthier knew about and had so much gear. We took our conversation outside when the luthier had to answer his phone. The guy began showing me pictures of his gear on his phone it was just an incredible collections of guitars, amps, pedals, etc. He didn't have much vintage stuff but he had a lot of really fine gear. I asked him about being in a band or playing out and he shyly replied that he was just learning how to play and taking lessons. I asked if he was a collector. He replied no. He continues to buy gear but admits he can't play his guitar. He was quick to add that he will continue with the guitar lessons and practice. He really wants to get better and knows that lessons and practice are an essential part of becoming an accomplished guitarist. He said he doesn't think he will ever be really good because he is starting to learn so late in life (if I had to guess I'd say he was in his 40's). I told him he could be a great guitarist if he puts in the time. Do any of you know people that fit this description with a lot of gear? Do you think he is to old to become a good guitarist? I didn't think so.