- Nov 16, 2019
- Upper Michigan
A Tele and a 335 are the only electrics a guy needs.
Or you know, something similar
Or you know, something similar
You're more than welcome to store 'em at my place until you settle in. No fee if I can play 'em from time to timeWell, my house goes up for sale this week and once it sells I will be homeless while looking for a new house in some distant state I have never even visited, or cannot recall visiting, or other unknowns.
So for a while I may have to pack up all but one guitar????
Thats approximately what I have.And I like to play all of my guitars.Most time when I play, I choose one guitar and play it exclusive the whole time.So all of the guitars get played regularly.I downsized my collection so it would all fit in my mancave. I kept the gear I felt I couldn't live without. The final count is 8 electrics, 4 acoustics, 1 bass, and 1 cigarbox 4 string. Also 4 amps, so I'm good. My only vice is pedals.
The prospect of the big selloff is the only thing keeping me from buying guitars. I know I'm only going to play one guitar (or maybe occasionally a second one, briefly, once in a while) and I hate the process of trying to get rid. I also hate having uplayed guitars sitting around for years.I've known of guys that did entire tours with one guitar.
Personally, I'm at the end of a big sell-off of guitars and amps. I'm down to one guitar (a Tele), and one low-wattage tube amp. I'm actively looking for #2, which will be an acoustic, then I will enjoy playing them with whatever time I have left on this orb.
My 2 guitars are a dread, a smallbody, a classical, four homebuilt teles, and two homebuilt strats.Maths doesn't seem to be your strong point.
I've also reduced myself to 2 guitars ..... an electric, a bass, an acoustic, and 2 classical.
That is your problem. Not mine. More is better.Well, technically four. Ok, five. Lemme ‘splain.
I’m down to two electrics in the house, with another at a shop for sale on consignment. And I have two acoustics. I sold one other electric a couple months ago. Plus two amps and a handful of pedals
For me, it became apparent that having a lot of guitars is more distraction than benefit (and, yes, I realize that four electrics is not a lot for many folks). I found that instead of just playing, practicing or working on songs I‘m writing, I’d switch guitars a lot. I’d wonder, “how would this sound on that guitar?” And over time I found that it didn’t sound different enough to really do anything for my practice, inspiration or creativity. So I think streamlining has been a boon to my guitar playing.
I’m down to a PRS S2 Singlecut and a standard Tele, having sold a PRS SE Hollowbody and a Gretsch currently for sale. I think I’ve got the sounds I want covered with those two guitars. I can imagine adding a hollowbody again (the PRS didn’t really cut it for me for that sound). As for acoustic, I’m not sure I’m done. I like my “nice” acoustic (Taylor 214e), but I don’t love it. So we’ll see.
I can’t say my GAS is cured. But my intent is to limit the acquisitions and stick to 2-3 electrics and two acoustics.
Anyway, just thought I’d share my confessional since we’re always talking about GAS on this forum. To each their own. I don’t begrudge those of you who like to collect. Gear is fun. I‘m just finding it’s better for me musically to have less. Ok, that’s all.
WOW!!!My 2 guitars are a dread, a smallbody, a classical, four homebuilt teles, and two homebuilt strats.