The wrong tools in the right hands is far better than the opposite.
Quote from my new book, Act Accordingly.
Update: April 7, 2017
In other words: work on skills, not owning the ‘right’ stuff. I see a lot of people who can’t play guitar buying really expensive instruments, hoping it will make up for their lack of capability. Before spending a fortune on your tools, learn to use them on something that’s decent. At that point, you’ll be a lot more capable of 1. spending the money on the attributes that actually matter in a tool, and 2. deciding whether that’s money well-spent to begin with. You’ll also be able to make any guitar sing, rather than relying on something perfect, unable to perform without it.