We are ardent, longstanding supporters of the Arts and Humanities, but we know that Art supplies and equipment is cost-prohibitive to a lot of people. Even if you just play guitar, you need picks, pick-ups, cases, strings, straps, and more. Most other instruments require even more expenditures, and all of them require regular maintenance using supplies that can also bite you in the wallet. But believe us when we tell you that it is well worth it. Of course, you don't have to pay top dollar when there are plenty of alternatives, so research prices before you purchase.