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What Guitar do you have 'Too Much' of?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by guitarist232345, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. guitarist232345

    guitarist232345 Tele-Meister

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    Title says it all really, what guitar model do you have multiple versions of (ie: 3+teles/strats etc).

    For me it's definitely the Les Paul, I have three of them but I just love their aesthetic/feel.
     
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  2. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    I can't really handle having 2 guitars that are basically the same.

    Right now I have 2 HH guitars, and I only play one of them. I not only can't justify having both - it irritates me that I have them. Time to sell one.

    I suspect that the people on here with 15 slightly different teles would disagree. Each to his own quirk.
     
  3. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have 5 Strats and 4 Teles, but they're all different, except two of the Teles, and they have different pickups.
     
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  4. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    I have four teles which are all substantially different (in my mind) to justify their presence.

    I have two basses (a Jazz and an EB3) which, although very different, I have more trouble justifying than my teles.

    And weirdly, no strats. I used to have one just because I thought I should, but I had no use for it.
     
  5. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    You can never have enough guitars, and multiples of the same model are even better ...
     
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  6. brookdalebill

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    I love the way they look.
    I have five “Les Pauls”.
    Two are Gibsons, a 1995 Custom, and a 2008 R6 gold top.
    They have dissimilar pickups, the Custom has PAF-type humbuckers, and the gold top Duncan CS Alnico V “Staple” pickups.
    My other three are a 2018 PRS McCarty 594 Singlecut, a Larrivee RS4, and a 1982 Ibanez Artist AR-105.
    The PRS is the best of them, IMO.
    The Larrivee is long scale, and a little “brighter” sounding than the others, IMO.
    The Ibanez presently has a Hipshot B bender applied to it.
    The bender may not stay.
    I haven’t gigged with it yet.
    The bender, that is, the guitar has done two gigs.
    The Ibanez is new-to-me.
    I also have three Teles, though only one started life as a Fender USA guitar, my Cabronita partscaster.
    My Les Pauls are a luxury, they have not earned their keep as gigging instruments, yet.
     
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  7. 1293

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    I don't have two of anything, but they're all single coils.
     
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  8. Ess Eff

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    Too much of everything!
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  9. burntfrijoles

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    I had way too many Teles, six at one point. Now I’m down to just two and I also have two Strats. I will eventually be down to one each.
    I’m sure that at some point my Sonic Blue 50s CS will be sold but I have a hard time deciding between my two Strats.
    To be honest I’m tired of maintaining multiple guitars.
     
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  10. EsquireOK

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    Definitely Strats. 15 Strat types, though two of them don't really count because they use Gibson scale. Yet I am more likely to take an Esquire or a slab-bodied Les Paul to a gig. Strats (and Teles) I use a lot for noodling, writing, and recording.

    My Strats run the range from "vintage" to '80s and '90s MIJ to '00s MIM to home assemblies to limited edition G&L Legacys (or even one-of-a-kind in one case). All are excellent guitars, if not stock, then after I do some stuff to 'em. Yet they don't usually suit what I want in a live guitar – something rock solid and extremely straightforward to operate. Esquires and LP Juniors lead for me in those areas. When I have a little more time and mental space to futz around, noodle, tinker, etc., I like using Strats and guitars with the typical Gibson type controls. If I had to go to a recording session and didn't know what I was going to do, I'd take a Strat and a 335. If I had to go to a gig and didn't know what I was going to do, I'd take a Tele and a Les Paul Special.
     
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  11. Matthias

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    Nope. :lol:
     
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  12. AAT65

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    None yet — so far the 4 electrics are all different. I have my eye on a second Tele though, but I think it will have to have something different - SH perhaps, or a Cabronita, or a thinline. You know — there are ever so many good ways to justify having more than 1 Tele!
     
  13. JIMMY JAZZMAN

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    Proud to say one each: Gibson Les with P-90'S, Duo Sonic, Telecaster, Stratocaster AND an
    Esquire. As my old baseball coach instructed," Keep all your bases covered".
     
  14. loopfinding

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    don't have multiples of anything but i feel like I have too many solid bodies at 5. i'm looking to downsize to only a tele in that camp.

    tele, thinline as a backup, a 335, and an archtop. that's all i need.
     
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    At one point, about 10-15 years ago, I’d gotten on a Strat kick.
    I think I had 4 at once, but there had been a dozen or so come and go during that period.
    I don’t own any Strats now.

    One telecaster, a Gibson Junior SC, and three acoustic guitars comprise my current inventory.

    Truth, I’m in the mental process of preparing to sell the Junior to generate funds toward an HD-28.

    I guess I’m an acoustic guy now.
     
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  16. JJLC

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    too many Les Pauls & too many Strats ..........
     
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    Too much? Dont be silly! :):):)
     
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  18. stormsedge

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    Too many...no. But recently I didn't have enough guitar racks and had to upgrade (slowed the GAS a little), so I am getting close. The new hanger system has a few empty hooks ;).

    When I purchase guitars, I usually get different pickup arrangements if duplicating a particular body style, and mix colors up as well...a person can get many, many guitars using those two caveats.
     
  19. Festofish

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    Hoyer Eagle Dlx-hh
    Schecter PT.ele-hh
    Schecter Tempest-p90s
    Schecter strat-hhh
    Gretsch G5220-hh
    Squier Thinline-ss
    Box geetar-s
    Tacoma
    Epiphone Nighthawk-hsh
    Sterling S.U.B.adass bass-h
    And as of yesterday
    PRS SE Tremonti-hh
    Hilo-Concert Uke
    I try to get something different each time. Different scale/construction/electronics. I have a few here that will make great fodder for the CL beast!
     
  20. JRtele

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    3 of each. Switching tunings (E standard/Em/Dm) takes too long.
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