I was curious to know where/how people play? I know some are active in bands and gig, some (like myself) do not. When I was in high school and college I had a band and played shows but that dried up after I graduated and got a job/wife/kids. A few years back I wrote and recorded some tunes on Garage Band but now Im learning riffs/songs/solos that I thought I wouldnt be able to handle back when I was a teenager (with an emphasis on ). But I sometimes wonder: do I need a $4500 guitar to do this/just play at home? (Granted I love the damn thing! Maybe Im being too practical).