That age old question - why do you need another guitar?

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  1. matmosphere

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    Because I don’t have anything with humbuckers? Or anything with P90s? Or basically anything but a Tele and a Strat?

    And yet it’s been 11 years since I bought a guitar. (It used to be even longer since I bought my last bass, in 2005, but I torpedoed that streak last year.)

    That said, I’m *very* open to attempting to build a new guitar.
     
  3. beagle

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    I don't need another guitar and I already have a Boss Katana.


    I'm still thinking of buying a couple of Tokais this year though.
     
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    No offense to anyone,
    but if kids these days can want money without working for it,
    cats can get fed and have their toilet cleaned for free, and kindergarten children in Denmark can choose what gender they wanna be every morning,
    I can damn well buy "one more guitar". I am Questing.
     
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    Why does a woman need another pair of shoes?
     
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    Why do artists need more than one brush? For texture sir. :D
     
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    There are a lot worse things that you can spend your hard earned money on. Guitars/basses/amps can last forever with just a moderate amount of care.
     
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    And if you buy them used, you can always get your money back later.
     
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    Remember, these guys work for a music store.
     
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    I like a change of pace now and then from my #1 Tele.
     
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    Would you just eat hamburger for every meal? Nope, so why limit yourself to just 1 guitar?
     
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    We need reason????
     
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    gotta keep the guitars to underpants ratio even....:lol:
     
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    Damn, now I gotta sell all my guitars...
     
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    Because I want humbuckers; and P90s; and a 24.75 scale; and a hollow body; and ...

    And ...

    ...

    I dunno, something else will occur to me sooner or later.
     
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    I love this thread !!

    Intriguingly, when I was young and in a ‘serious’ band I was very content with my Precision Bass and my Bullet (this was 1990). I borrowed a better guitar for studio work if I had to, likewise borrowed a bass amp when touring.

    We knew many other bands in similar (dire state of financial affairs) positions.

    At the time, a drummer friend was over from LA, and was shocked by our slackerism - he thought it indicative of UK unprofessionalism. It was simply because we were young and broke, and just wanted to play and make a racket.

    Nowadays, I don’t play professionally, but I have a decent job and can afford equipment - so I bought myself a Tele and a Jaguar, a Vox AV amp and some new pedals (Pleasingly, I do have my Rat from 1988).

    I am still crap ! But having a great time.

    My wife doesn’t quite understand the attraction to the gear - other than it makes me happy, they are all gorgeous crafted objects, look great in our loft, can be resold in the future if we are skint, impresses our friends kids, and most importantly - allows me to blow off steam.

    I guess what I am trying to say is, I cannot justify buying guitars because I am a great musician, but I can because I enjoy the process, the actual guitars and the actual playing of them.

    So - who cares ??!!

    if you wanna do it - then do it !!
     
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    I think different guitars inspire different things or ways to play so.................................................

    Gary
     
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