Do you have too many Guitars?

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    ever since I created the frankenfurter mini Strat for slide playing, with Help from my friends at Broken Guitars
    http://brokenguitarsoakland.com/
    I don't even touch my other instruments, sounds great, plays great ,records great, when I use it I enjoy playing after I use it I feel great.
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  2. Weazel

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    "Do you have too many Guitars?"

    Yes.
    Yes, I do.


    I currently have 5 teles, 1 strat, 1 baritone, 3 acoustics.
    I can only play one at the time.

    That is because I only have two arms and two hands.
     
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  3. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Yes. I have 4 now, just sold one yesterday. Probably end up with 3 after the next couple of weeks.
     
  4. hemingway

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    Yes. Next question.
     
  5. studio1087

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    I truly think I do and I’m thinking about thinning the herd a bit.
     
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  6. Jakedog

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    Of course I have too many. But there are others I still want, so obviously I also don’t have enough.
     
  7. Jakedog

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    I’m pretty jealous of your collection. I’d love to peruse it in person sometime.
     
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  8. 6String69

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    I have one electric and two acoustics. One of the acoustics is listed on reverb. I have a bass being made by Fender custom shop. I swapped out my guitar neck so i have an extra neck. I ordered parts to make a parts guitar. Then I am going to sell my electric. One electric, one acoustic, one bass is my goal.
     
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  9. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Given my difficulty in playing a guitar or bass due to wrist surgery a few years ago, even one is technically too many from the "usefulness" standpoint. But I'm enjoying building them so much that I've set that aside and will likely continue to accumulate more. LOL I've gone from one cheapo classical from the 1970s that I've had since I was in college and a 1980's Kramer solid body with an aluminum horseshoe neck to those plus three completed guitar builds with one bass and one additional guitar in progress. And I'm a keyboard player with only one keyboard at this point. :D

    I have "too many" pots and pans, power tools, camera lenses and computers, too... :D :D
     
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  10. SuprHtr

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    One acoustic, six electrics, one Bass VI. And I have most of the parts I need to build one, possibly two. The logic is that if I rotate the guitars regularly, they don't get worn out. Also, if I have one apart for repairs or upgrades, I have plenty of back-up. Works for motorcycles, too!
     
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  11. Beachbum

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    Is 15 to many?
     
  12. StrangerNY

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    I met a guy at Norm's Rare Guitars who, when asked, said 'Between 600 and 700.' He wasn't sure.

    And those who know him say if the guitar isn't 10/10, he won't buy it.

    The guy manages a few movie stars.

    - D
     
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  13. Jakedog

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    Three of mine are heirlooms/inherited and don’t work. Better as wall hangers/conversation pieces than instruments.

    Two belong to my daughters.

    One of my acoustics needs a nut and neck reset, so it technically doesn’twork, either.

    My Yamaha acoustic is functional and gets used.

    My Cole Clark is AMAZING.

    My Les Paul is totally great. I play it for pretty much everything electric these days. It’s the only electric guitar that’s left the house since I got it in July.

    My LP Spc needs work. It works, but it’s got issues.

    My ESP is a mess. But it kills.

    My T-style is really very cool, and I’ll have it forever, but I don’t like it. It was made for me, from scratch, by my brother. It’s an incredible guitar, but I spec’d it twenty years ago and didn’t really know what I was doing. The compound 16-24” radius and gigantic frets are not my thing at all. So it never gets played.

    My Jackson bass is sweet, and I play it all the time.

    I’d really like a killer T style. I’ll maybe pick one up next year.
     
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  14. Richie Cunningham

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    If you can reliably list all of them on the spot, you don’t have too many yet.
     
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    I sort of have too many. I have a self-imposed limit of three at a time (if I want a new one, I need to sell one). But I tried selling an amp on Marketplace and Craigslist, and nobody would buy it, so I found a guy who wanted to trade his guitar for it. I just wanted to get the amp out of the house. So now I have four guitars... fortunately, guitars are kind of flat and you can hide one easily.
     
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    Yes and still looking for more.
     
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  17. fendrguitplayr

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    Not really. I use them or get rid of them.
     
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  19. TeleinTX

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    Enough guitars? No....oh good heaven's no. Same with boom-sticks and ammo. There will never, ever be 'enough'.....ever.....
     
  20. Squawker

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    I have too many guitars.
    I want more guitars.
    I can mostly afford the guitars I want.
    Only problem is how badly I play any of them :)
     
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