I personally know someone who is working in a band with his older brother. I idolized both of them for playing music is their means of earning for a living. I often ask if each band member owned the instrument they are using or they purchased it as a group. My friend own a Hofner Bass and I know it took him few months before he can buy the said instrument.
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