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How many guitars do you want? (realistically)


Tim Plains

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I have three that play regularly (LP, Strat, Tele) and I break out my SG Junior now and then (no neck pup so once I want a thicker sound, back in the case it goes). REcently, I received a Dean V as a gift and that's been getting some play; I plan to replace the pups and maybe some other parts. Then I have three others that I play rarely (another Strat, Guild S 300-D and a Reverend Slingshot) that I break out only when in the mood. And THEN I have four other guitars that are in complete disarray and need a lot of work to get back into playable states that I keep meaning to "get around to." So, I have more than enough guitars already and would be fine with just the first three or four.

 

That said, I'd like to some others to fill things out a bit but I have a feeling that they'd still end up being "once in a while" guitars. I'd like to get:

 

Ric 360

R6 LP

Firebird V

Some sort of acoustic and really fat Gibson archtop

 

How many are enough *realistically*? I don't know but I probably have enough with just the LP, Strat and Tele since I play them the most.

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Self-imposed limit of 10 guitars, more than that and it gets cluttered for me.

 

I have 8 and looking for an R8 and leaving one spot open for the future.

 

My guitars are:

 

2005 Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany

2008 Gibson Explorer

2006 Epiphone Casino w/bigsby

2005 American Stratocaster

2005 Squier 51 (modified)

2006 Guild Jumbo acoustic 6-string

2006 Fender Dreadnought acoustic 12-string

???? cheap-*** First Act Bass (body seems to be made out of recycled fruit cake)

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Four and I am one short:

 

- My SG

- My Sheraton as a backup/alternate for my SG

- My Taylor 110 acoustic

 

What's missing is an axe with single coil pickups. I am thinking about a Mustang, SG Melody Maker, or maybe a Jazzmaster.

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6 I guess. Although over the years I've had plenty of chances to buy, usually something else came along that required money.. I have an old lg-12, could use a good 6 string (j45?), played a Gibson 400cesn at a re-seller, that was very nice (and expensive), Gretsch Brian Setzer, there's an old Hondo acoustic in the house and I could use a cheapo "swinging" guitar to swing at Fast Fret:-" or my Grandkids while they're running around this old man's chair. (neo says I can't use a paintball gun).

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I think I'm closing in on twenty...... Plus my mom has been bugging me to come over and dig-out my older brothers 76 EDS1275.... I bought it off of him a few months ago, and my son has been bugging Grandma to dig it out for him.

 

But I'm waiting to see his report card before I do anything.[cool]

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I've got 5 guitars and that's plenty. I've no desire to have anymore. My LP is my ultimate dream guitar and knowing I've got one means I can die happy. l sold my mint Charvel Model 4 this year for peanuts, just never played it. And if some one gave me a Vintage Strat or some precious guitar I wouldn't be bother, I'd probably never play them.

 

1 Les Paul

1 SG Standard

1 Fender Strat USA

1 Squire Strat (Korean)

1 Seagul Acoustic

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Realistically,

 

Slash Les Paul VOS

Slash Les Paul Custom

Slash Les Paul USA

Slash Les Paul Goldtop

B.C. Rich Mockingbird Slash Signature

Slash Guild Doubleneck Signature

Angus Young Signature

Angus Young USA Signature

Angus Young Custom Aged

1988 Les Paul Tobacco Burst

Alex Lifeson Signature ES-355

Jeff Beck Oxblood Signature

72' Gibson Explorer

68' Gibson SG

71' Gibson SG

72' Gibson SG

Jimmy Page Les Paul Signature

Jimmy Page Doubleneck Signature

Gibson Hummingbird

Gibson J-45 Standard

Gibson "Lucille" - BB King Signature

David Gilmour Strat

and finally Brian May Signature Red Special.

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Wow how do I answer that question - [lol]

 

I would love to say 10 guitars seems like a reasonable number but you said be realistic and no way in hell I could only keep 10 guitars.

 

Realistically I would like to have about 30-35 guitars. Or at least I can't see myself getting rid of these guitars unless something drastic happened. Currently I'm way out of control and over the top My insurance list has 84 guitars on it and hasn't been upgraded in a year now. I also don't count other instuments like Mandolins and Uke's banjo's, Bass guitars etc.

 

I've been playing and collecting for thirty plus years so one guitar per year seems logical - doesn't it? [biggrin]

 

Keeper List

 

2 R9's

1 R0

1 R8's

1 R4

1 L6-S

1 Les Paul Recording model

1 Les Paul Faded

1 Les Paul - Warren Haynes

1 LP Junior

1 ES-335

1 ES-339

1 Epiphone 66 Wilshire

1 Gibson Firebird

2 Gretsch

2 Trussart Customs

1 Rickenbacker

2 Telecasters

2 Stats

1 Godin Multiac Jaz

1 Godin

1 PRS Singlecut

1 PRS McCarty Soapbar

1 Taylor Solidbody custom

1 Zematis steeltop

1 Gibson J-185

1 Gibson Hummingbird

2 Custom made Acoustics

1 Taylor

1 National - ResoRocket

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No self-imposed limits. If something strikes my fancy' date=' I study it for a spell. If it continues to ring my bell I make my move. But I have obligations other than my GAS so it's not always possible to indulge my fantasies in a timely way. Sometimes I actually have to wait.

 

Dayum![/quote']

 

 

Says it all for me, too.

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I always want 1 more than I currently have. But I have to keep the number of guitars able to be divided by 3 - the number of kids I have. This way when I die they each get the same number of guitars to either sell or "remember dad."

 

However I would like to have a Tele and how about one of those newer weight relieved LP's (not chambered though... that just feels too weird).

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I always want 1 more than I currently have. But I have to keep the number of guitars able to be divided by 3 - the number of kids I have. This way when I die they each get the same number of guitars to either sell or "remember dad."

 

However I would like to have a Tele and how about one of those newer weight relieved LP's (not chambered though... that just feels too weird).

 

Is it too late to have more kids?

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