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View Poll Results: How Many Guitars Do You Own?
1 13 6.53%
2 24 12.06%
3 32 16.08%
4 20 10.05%
5 27 13.57%
5-10 54 27.14%
10-15 14 7.04%
15-20 6 3.02%
20-25 4 2.01%
25+ 5 2.51%
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:07 PM   #41
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It does sound silly high, but it seems to be the consensus. He's older than Vai, probably has more money and may have really bad GAS. Like me, just not as bad.

Don't forget, a lot of the more mainstream legends were given stupid numbers of guitars. At KISS's peak, Gibson gave Ace Frehley 24-50 LPs at the start of a tour.

Best spent advertising money in their budget.

I read somewhere that Steve Howe culled his collection down to around 200 guitars.

Still, 1,500 for JP might be a bit high, nonetheless: the Scott Chinery collection was estimated to be well over 1000 guitars, and was routinely described as "the biggest" or "one of the biggest" guitar collections in the world.

http://www.themomi.org/museum/Chinery/index.html
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #42
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I love getting new guitars, I obviously have a problem, but I'm seriously running out of room to store them.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #43
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There is no real limit. From the moment that you stop using a guitar you know you own too many. As long as you give use to all them I find it just fine and great.

It really is a shame when someone buys guitars (weither you have 2 or 200) and you don't use them all of them (even if it's just 1). I more into the philosophy that guitars are beautiful things but they are things that are made to be used and not be just exposed for people to look at.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #44
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dave cuts off beautiful, hot and willing girlfriends at 999.

noted.

side thought: doesn't the fact that they're "girlfriends" count for "willing"? nevermind, just tested that theory that theory. girlfriend =/= willing.


that was before i knew jimmy page had 1500
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #45
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Only one but I love it to pieces.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #46
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that was before i knew jimmy page had 1500


Well, we don't know for sure. It's just something I read recently and there's lots of pages on a Google search I done about it.

I think you should try and find out. See if you can have a meeting with him or something, then post it back in this thread.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #47
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i actually saw him (well... i think it was him ) in victoria station once. I should've asked him.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #48
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i actually saw him (well... i think it was him ) in victoria station once. I should've asked him.


The drummer from Molly Hatchet lives 7 houses down from me and Pete the guitarist for Sick of it All lives a couple blocks away also. Not jimmy Page, but still cool anyways
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hehe that's cooler than my "i saw jimmy page for 4 seconds once in a public place and I'm not even sure it was him" story
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #50
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I thought Greg had at least 70 guitars.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #51
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I think the limit is different for everybody. It should be based around how many tones you need to cover and your personal preferences. Someone who works as a session guitarist might need a bunch to cover a lot of different ground. Someone who is content with one or two tones only needs one or two guitars.

For me its probably 5-6.

2 Les Pauls, 2 Strats, (Each with different style pickups), and something to do some slide work on is good for me.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #52
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6 string acoustic, 12 string acoustic, and an electric, so 3 very different guitars, I just gave my son my godin redline hb for his ninth birthday as he's interested in learning.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:01 AM   #53
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That's a nice starter guitar! You're trying to be The Cool Dad aren't you?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #54
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I just remember when I was 10 , learning on a cheap plywood guitar with bad intonation and action so high you could use it as a cheese grater, I'm suprised I didn't quit lol !!
Hopefully my son enjoys it and keeps at it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:40 PM   #55
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Your just starting if you only have 4-5 guitars.
You have too many when it cost more to change strings than you have in your bank account.

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:46 AM   #56
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i think too many is when your mind can't keep track of what guitars you have. for example, if you wouldn't immediately notice if one was missing, you have too many

even worse opening a case that has been tucked away to throw your guitar in and pack up, and find that there indeed was already a guitar in there, that you thought you sold or traded. or just forgot about.

with classical guitars it puts me over 20. either 5-6 classicals and probably 16-18 electrics. it may sound silly to some of you, but there is good reason. some are in an open or dropped tuning, and i still need a backup for each tuning, and different guitars simply have different uses.

most of my guitars are mid range some cheaper. seven gibsons one 11/400 production gibson. i own three prestige ibbys now (each in different tuning), and two wolfgangs, one trem one hard tail. damn solid guitars.

i have a few random ones like a really cool 1982 Peavey Horizon guitar, plays great sounds totally unique and not the smallest scratch on the whole thing. i paid like $40, but its minty and it plays really smooth.

i do have a mexi strat i got for $175, oddly enough after going through 10 strats i settled on this one 1995 maple on white, best one i had.

i also have a fender showmaster, which plays and sounds great. only a single humbucker though so its a little limited. oddly enough i have a 498t gibson pickup in there and that has won over several other pickups. for some reason it works.

i have a dime guitar (back when he was with washburn as kind of a sentimental thing. i grew up with pantera. i remember playing the tape in my dad's truck when i was five years old.

i have a custom guitar, but it needs a lot of work and just hasn't ever really wanted to invest the time and cash into it.

random ramblings. i will stop now.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:00 AM   #57
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A couple of years ago i had 10 guitars( a couple of acoustics, ibanez prestige, carvin, PRS. fender, strat copy, peavey, les pauls.)

But i sold most of them today i only use my old Strat and my 2012 mia strat.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:15 AM   #58
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with classical guitars it puts me over 20. either 5-6 classicals and probably 16-18 electrics. it may sound silly to some of you, but there is good reason. some are in an open or dropped tuning, and i still need a backup for each tuning, and different guitars simply have different uses.


You're farther down the path that I'm traveling: 1 classical, 3 acoustics, 1 A/E fretless bass, and 7 electrics...with 2 customs in the works and a guitar in Cali half paid for.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #59
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #60
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How many is too many? I own 4 with my fifth coming in the mail as we speak, so how many is too many? Will you ever say, "I've got enough". To be honest, I don't think I'll ever have too many




You can't have too many, but honestly it's not about quantity. It's all about quality. I'd rather have 1 good acoustic over 4 cruddy ones and same for electric and classical.

I know people with 10+ guitars and none of them are great. To other people he looks cool, but in reality to us "true" guitarists, he's lousy. There are so many people with a ton of crappy guitars and they think there is some alpha male characteristic that makes them better because of it. The truth is have quality guitars and multiple quality guitars.

I don't even know how people can be happy with a bunch of junk guitars.
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