You think you have too many guitars?

bigbean

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You can only play one guitar at a time.

You can only breath in a couple of liters of air at one time. How much air do you keep at your house?


To anyone else that asks, I say they are medically necessary for my sanity.

That is my stability strategy and it works most of the time.

It's getting a little wobbly just now.

There is going to be a Tsunami of vintage guitars for sale when the guitar acquisition demographic curve intersects with the guitar player mortality demographic curve.

My guess for the tipping point is 1964 + 70.

Rock on.
 
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What's the back story? Please?
He has an original lefty broadcaster he cant play it so I want it back, it was intended for a lefty , so I claim it first and i want it , thats all. A righthanded person has no right to deprive a lefty of the holy Grail when so few were ever made!

on that bassis alone he should give it to me , I saw it first!:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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Me, heading to the gig....

I relate to this.

I don't gig much, but my last gig I showed up with three guitars. The other guitar player (who gigs often) brought four and said "I have so many guitars I want to play!"

Over 3.5 sets of music, I played two of mine, a Tele and my Casino, but he played his 60s SG all night.
I always bring two guitars to a gig, without fail.
I don’t break strings a lot, but Murphy’s Law is alive and well, and *nobody* wants to watch a guitarist re-string a guitar in the middle of a set.

A secondary reason is that I always use at least three different tunings—440, Open G, Open D…more tunings are on-tap, too, depending on the set list we put together.

I’ll often take three guitars (one in each tuning), seldom 4.

A recording session might have up to ten guitars available…
 

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Just saw that article about the owner of the Indianapolis colts. Now that is a collection.
 

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What exactly would you consider " noteworthy " ?

Maybe some one offs or crazy rare custom color models

I think that Merle Travis guitar is pretty notable

I just find as far as millionaire collections go they always have predictability, such as 58-60 bursts and a V or explorer

I’m not saying they aren’t cool they just don’t have the “wow!” Factor they used to
 

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Maybe some one offs or crazy rare custom color models

I think that Merle Travis guitar is pretty notable

I just find as far as millionaire collections go they always have predictability, such as 58-60 bursts and a V or explorer

I’m not saying they aren’t cool they just don’t have the “wow!” Factor they used to

Sorry, but if owning 5 bursts & multiple Korina guitars doesn't qualify as " wow ", idk what possibly could... :rolleyes:
 

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Too many guitars? Yes… But…. Like kids, yes when you think about what it costs to feed them, send them to college, marry them off, help them out when they need help. But you’d never want less and some folks always have room for one more.
 

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It's an impressive collection. The casual back-fingered strum Rick gave each guitar as it was uncased was a bit unsettling, I don't know why. I guess you can't do too much when they're so out of tune and slack-stringed, but you'd never know from most of this video that Rick can actually play guitar.

I think there's a line between collecting and hording. Guitars are diverse enough in sound and looks that you can certainly own hundreds without any two sounding or looking the same. And of course, a major gigging guitarist might want two nearly identical guitars in each style that he plays just to be prepared. But... is there ever a need to have umpteen multiples of essentially the same instrument, even if they're considered collectable? Yngwie's garden of nearly identical Strats looks a bit creepy. Of course, so does Yngwie.
 

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To each their own. Just remember musical instruments need care and maintenance, even guitars. These days for me, less is more. Cheers!
 

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I had seven guitars last year. Sold four, gave away two and I’m down to a Vintera 70s Tele Deluxe in Mocha. I love the weirdness of this guitar with its big Strat headstock, fake wide range humbuckers and LP volume and control knobs. It’s like having three guitars in one.

I have no desire for any more guitars and definitely never an acoustic again after trying to love them for over 35 years.

I got a great Yamaha TRBX604 bass two years ago just to play classic bass riffs for fun. Now I can’t seem to stop thinking about an Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray bass and hoping the desire will fade soon.

My youngest daughter played cello in high school and could not understand why I would ever have two of the same instrument. I’ve come around to her way of thinking and I’m enjoying playing more music.

I think instruments are beautiful and understand why it’s so rich to surround yourself with them. Happy for everyone whose collection brings them joy.
 

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I Don't think I have too many guitars. I love the instrument and have never been without one since I was 5 years old. The first one cost my Dad $17.00 back in '60 / '61. The number of instruments owned has varied over the years from 1 to as many as 17. Both acoustic and electric. 6 and 12 string. I'm not a lucky individual born into money and have never ever grossed even close to $100,000 in any year since I been earning a living. My instruments are saved up for. They're now at the top of the list. When I married all the staples needed for a home came first. When Debi and I were raising our children they came first. From little things like cloths, balls, bats, soccer what evers, costumes for plays, right on up to educational costs. My wife has also had her collectable interests and they're still provided for. Today I have 15 instruments that I've purchased for anywhere from $199.00 to $4850.00 apiece. Prior to the children growing up and moving out no instrument cost me over $600.00. That was a little over 20 years ago. I love the guitars I own and would probably own more if I could afford them. None sit in a case for months on end. Four or five are my main instruments but all of the others get at least a few hours of use every month just so I can check to see if they need any adjustments or string changes or whatever.
 




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