As seen in my buyer’s guide, there are many things to consider when purchasing musical equipment. The logic that quality gear will result in better sound is not entirely unflawed. PRACTICE will lead to good sound. I live by example, as you can see from my instruments in the photos below.
Keep in mind, I am not materialistic and I have crafted my art to represent that. If I was working in a band that played formal functions, then appearance would be a more important factor, and I would concede to the proper stage presence.