What Guitar do you have 'Too Much' of?

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  1. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I've been working hard to reduce guitars to 1) those I really enjoy playing and 2) those I play regularly. My next purchases will be much better thought out.

    That said, I've ended up with one of several guitars (a single P90 Jr style Hamer XT), a single Les Paul (Epiphone Tribute+ that I'm thinking seriously of selling), a Gretsch G5439T (LP-style body) and a Gretsch G5420T. Both Gretschs have the same pickups (Blacktop Filtertrons), so I'm looking at changing pickups in the G5439T to something else.

    My three "duplicates" are Teles, but pretty different:
    Squier CV 50s that I made into an esquire. It's my #1.
    MiM Tele Standard
    G&L ASAT Tribute Bluesboy semi-hollow, humbucker in the neck

    Discovered I'm really not a LP guy, so I think I want to focus on Gretschs and maybe a PRS to cover humbuckers. Love P90s, though I only have the one. I do want an SG...
     
  2. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Poster Extraordinaire

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    If it’s wrong to have 3 T-types and no strats or Gibsons, then I guess I’m admittedly and unapologetically wrong.
     
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  3. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    I now go the way of 'just owning 1' of the Classic, vintage-style electrics or acoustics, just as $$ is always an issue.
    ( plus I buy cheaper, imports)

    But still want to keep trying/buying a few more guitars and still stick to my #1 rule:
    "Use whatever you get on gigs; get rid of it if you dont!"

    I'd like to get the following up the road:

    A P-90 LP Special ( Epi)
    A Tele Thinline ( say Squier '69 RI)
    A Nylon-string w/pickup and cutaway

    - but I just got an Epi SG, so that's it for a while
     
  4. mkdaws32

    mkdaws32 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    I don't understand the question... How can one have too many guitars of any type? ;)
     
  5. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I can answer generically and say “electric”, being that I have 6.
    3 different Tele’s, a Strat, an awesome 80’s Washburn, and an LTD slab cut like an LP. I can only play one at a time.

    If I HAD to cut back, I would keep the StewMac Tele I assembled, and my old 82 Washburn Falcon, which was GONE for about 35 years, will never leave.
     
  6. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    Not at all. One G&L asat, one Strat, one Hamer Sunburst custom. I would love to have a Gretsch again, and a 335. Maybe some day. I also have two acoustics, one Rosewood, and one Mahogany.
     
  7. Peegoo

    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    The kind with strings.

    This is just one wheelbarrow load. There are way more.


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  8. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't consider it too much because each one is different. But tele number 4 will be here Saturday. There's one with noiseless PUPs ,one with humbuckers, a thinline with a neck mini and one with traditional single coils. Other types of guitar are one each
    Let's not talk abut P-90'S
     
  9. bondoman

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    I have too many guitars period. So its only natural a few would be of the same model with slightly different features.
     
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  10. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    My two Telecasters are very different—the pinstriped “Big Tex” that everybody is probably sick of me talking about and a ‘72-reissue Telecaster Deluxe...different pickups, neck profiles, head stocks, body materials...and the Deluxe even has a tummy cut, which makes it feel a bit different, too.
    None of my other electrics are similar in model, pickup configuration, neck profile, etc.

    Even my acoustics are all different—2 dreadnoughts, an archtop, a metal-bodied resonator, a nylon string, a 12-string...

    The two most similar guitars I own are different as well...a 1986 Fender F250 acoustic and a 1986 Fender F270CE acoustic...the F270CE has a Florentine cutaway and a piezo pickup, the F250 is purely a dreadnought acoustic...

    ...plus, my daughter has basically taken over the F270CE, so although I have access to it, I will say it’s not mine (so I have an excuse to buy something new, lol)
     
  11. soulgeezer

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    I have 23 guitars and basses, but no duplicates of any of the guitars. However, I do have multiple versions of the basses I play live, i.e. 2 Hamer Cruise basses (one active Deluxe, one passive Standard), 1 five-string Hamer Cruise Deluxe, and two Gibson EB-4's, which are duplicates. Backups are important when playing live, so having two of the same bass is an occupational hazard for me.
     
  12. Frisco 57

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    Four Telecasters, four Stratocasters, a Martin, a Taylor an Epiphone and a Takamine. They're all the same but all very much different!
     
  13. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    I have too many Strats. Currently, I'm gathering parts to build another.
     
  14. Dana Rudd

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    I don't have too much of any guitars.
    Do have two Strats, two Teles and three Gretsch Pro Jets.
     
  15. marc2211

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    I try to be reasonable with my guitars and not overlap too much in terms of type or sound, that being said, I find myself being drawn to humbuckers more and more, and only have one humbucker guitar. My collection is:

    - 2 x Teles, Jimmy Page Dragon Sig MIM, 60's Classic MIM
    - 2 x Strats, MIJ 54' ST54 RI, Warmoth SSH Strat
    - 2 x P90 Gibsons: TV Yellow LP Special, 50's Tribute SG
    - 1 x Epiphone LP Gold Top (SD90s)
    - 1 x Squire Esquire

    I am realy thinking of selling the JP Sig Tele, Esquire and the TV Yellow LP Special and reinvesting in another LP or 335 (or maybe a Firebird), but tbh I realise I have a huge embarrassment of riches, especially for my level of ability.
     
  16. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I thought the question was a (trick question)
    and I was going help play along

    lol
     
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  17. blowtorch

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    I have 13 archtops-hollows/semis with f-holes, the jazzbox kind
    And that's not counting tele thinline types
     
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  18. Tonetele

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    Of my seven guitars I have three Telecasters. Two with A111 p/ups and one with ( same brand) A5s.
    When I've finished my LP Jr. Build I'll be changing the Alnico 5 p/ups ( vintage) to a Kent Armstrong in the rear ( sounds like Chris Isaak's guitarists) and a Wilkinson vintage in the neck. It's beautiful white , black pickguard , brass saddle guitar ( 5 screw pickguard) and deserves to sound better.
     
  19. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Never considered more than one guitar of basically the same set-up. I have always gone after adding a different sound to fill the palette. Nowadays, I am basically reducing that palette as I focus in on just a few sounds. I surprisingly walked away from the classic LP tones many years ago and don't miss it, even though I enjoy listening to others play them.
     
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  20. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Tele-Holic

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    I don't understand the question.... What do you mean too much of? Too many? That doesn't make sense either.
     
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