Just got my Guitar Center flyer with all the new gear. After looking at the guitars, I wondered if I could afford to be a guitar player anymore. For Example: Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional-$2299 Gibson Les Paul Standard-$2599 Gibson Robot Guitars Les Paul-$2799 Gibson Robot Guitar SG-$2299 Gibson Exploror or V-$8499 Gibson ES359-$2999 Gibson Les Paul Murphy Aged Gold Top-$5499 PRS McCarty Vintage-$2214 PRS McCarty Vintage Cherry-$2519 Martin D28M Elvis LTD-$9199 Gibson Hummingbird-$2579 American Strats and teles-$1100+ These are Guitar Center's prices. I'm playing out about 4 times a month, making roughly $400 a month, before expenses. Right now I'm playing a '91 Les Paul Studio I paid $599 new in 1991. I can't see ever getting a new Gibson anytime soon. How is everyone able to afford this stuff?