1..$3000 guitar..or 10..$300 guitars..?

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  1. Cali Dude

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    Definitely the one $3,000 guitar.
     
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    10 $300 guitars take up 10 times more space than a single $3,000 guitar
     
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    1 great. I'm not a fan of cheap guitars.
     
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    +1
     
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  5. Milspec

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    I would opt for the one rather than the many.

    I do like variety, but that also comes with a lot more maint, storage, and general upkeep. You only need one really great guitar.
     
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    “You can only play one at a time”. Yeah, duh, so what?;) After you put that one down you can pick up another and play it all by itself, too. Something with P90s. Or a whammy bar. Or...
    Or you can keep playing the same one. For eternity.
    $300 is kinda low, though. Still, given OP’s options, I’d probably take the ten.
     
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  7. Fearnot

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    10 $300 guitars pretty much describes my guitar collection (more or less). They're all different flavors, and they're all good. Works for me.

    Plus... I'd be afraid to take a $3000 guitar anywhere I'm likely to play.
     
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  8. Chiogtr4x

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    Was thinking 5 guitars @ $600?

    ** these guitars sell for less, but add a case, gig bag, strap, cable

    - Squire CV '69 Tele Thinline (Mahogany)

    - Squire CV '50's Stratocaster ( 2-Tone!)

    - new Epj LP Special P-90 ( TV Yellow)

    - Guild Starfire I w/ Bigsby Sea Foam Green (cheap one)

    - A Cordoba C5 CE ( or similar Yamaha) nylon string, with solid top, cutaway, pickup



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    I would probably go for three $1,000 guitars.
     
  10. northernguitar

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    Yeah...in an either/or, I’d take the one...but dang, the choices and quality at many levels are impressive...I’d do one @ $1500...3@ $500
     
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    Lots better ways to break up the investment, as many have pointed out. For me, the diminishing returns after $1500 suggest that I could be very very happy with one @ $1500, one @ $1000, and one @ $500. That should cover a lot of bases, with pretty high quality instruments.
     
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    Depends on the guitars, but most likely the one. No way am I maintaining 10 guitars!
     
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    I would get two $1000 guitars and an amp.
     
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    I like variety, so definitely 10 for $300. But I'm also very practical... so 1 for $3000.
     
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    yes
     
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    Well, umm... :oops:

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    When I bought my PRS CE24 I thought about buying three SE Miras and putting different pickups in each. The CE now is easily my number one favorite guitar. But I still might do the Mira thing. Leave one stock, put some kind of PAF in one, and something else in the other.
     
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    Between those two choices, I'd definitely get one $3k guitar.
     
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    One good one if those are the only choices. I don't even want 10 electric guitars.
     
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    I probably average about $600 per guitar, so I'll say five $600 guitars.
     
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