Not a day goes by when people are looking for a short cut or a scape goat when it comes to their musical talent. How many times have you heard these excuses:
"If I could afford a $5,000 dollar guitar and a ton of effects pedals, I'd be as good as that guy too." "I need to upgrade my blah blah and then I'd be slaying it."
Friends... It's not the instrument but how you play it. Bottom line. There's no short cut to the grind of endless practice. Once you bust through the other side, the fun can really start.
Clay Shelburn & Zac Stokes prove this yet again in their video called Walmart Rockstars.
They pick up a child's toy guitar based on the Pixar film Cars and put on an awesome performance for their phone camera. Luckily they shared it with us:
Given that the instrument is built properly and tunes properly, the quality of the manufacturing doesn't limit your ability to play.
You limit your ability to play!
So if you're looking to master the instrument of your choice, don't make excuses about money and budget and whatever else.
The only thing you have to dedicated is time and concentration, and if you can't do that then you suffer from the factor we call "laziness."
While I'm definitely pretty darned lazy, I recommend to you to hustle hard and do it for the love!