So I undersatand the notion here, and subscribe to it to a certain degree. I am a bit of a gear snob, and have mostly nice and higher end guitars. However, my $300 yamaha acoustic gets plenty of play, and I reach for my son's Epiphone SG sometimes as well, and I am not "unispired". So I am not sure my nicer guitars inspire me, more than they do help me play/sound better. But the guitars by themselves won't get it done. A better player than me, is going to sound better on cheap gear, than i do on expensive gear.