Poll: How Many Guitars Do You Own?
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View poll results: How Many Guitars Do You Own?
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13 7%
2
24 12%
3
32 16%
4
20 10%
5
27 14%
5-10
54 27%
10-15
15 8%
15-20
6 3%
20-25
4 2%
25+
5 3%
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#41
Quote by Mephaphil
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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alhaq369
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nightowl2011
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#42
I love getting new guitars, I obviously have a problem, but I'm seriously running out of room to store them.
jpcl
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Join date: Mar 2010
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#43
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.
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
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#44
Quote by gregs1020
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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Mephaphil
No empty frets.
Join date: Apr 2012
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#46
Quote by Dave_Mc
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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Dave_Mc
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#47
i actually saw him (well... i think it was him ) in victoria station once. I should've asked him.
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Robbgnarly
Tab Contributor
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#48
Quote by Dave_Mc
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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Dave_Mc
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#49
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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redandwhite12
red and also white
Join date: Feb 2010
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#51
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.
flyfshr
Registered User
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#52
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.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#53
That's a nice starter guitar! You're trying to be The Cool Dad aren't you?
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flyfshr
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#54
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.
Maineguitarist
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#55
Quote by Robbgnarly
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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trashedlostfdup
diet coke fiend.
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#56
Quote by Blompcube
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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desperatechris
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#57
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.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
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#58
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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alhaq369
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Bhaok
The evil old man
Join date: Feb 2005
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#59
When you kick the dog away from his bowl of kibble and eat that you have too many guitars.
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kai29
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#60
Quote by nightowl2011
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.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
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#61
I don't even know how people can be happy with a bunch of junk guitars.


Have you ever had a filet minon? Do you still eat hamburgers?

Cheap guitars can sometimes have charm that their pricier brethren lack.
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alhaq369
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trashedlostfdup
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#62
Quote by dannyalcatraz
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.


at one point i was around 35. i sold all but the classicals and maybe 5 electrics. so i went to 10 and basically traded and sold up get higher quality. i was a craigslist stalker and it treated me really well. i bought my way up again to where i am now. but much happier with what i have.
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
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#63
Of all the ones I own, the one most likely to be sold/traded is my classical. To be honest, while I enjoy classical/classical style tunes & progressions, I don't actually enjoy playing nylon stringed guitars as much.

But I haven't taken any steps towards ridding myself of it...
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alhaq369
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Silver Hilton
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#64
I had three when this thread was started, up to four now, and I see the fifth calling to me in the store.

Seriously, I have a nice strat, a nice humbucker axe, a nice semi-hollow body, and a mexican strat that I have at work so I can practice while a computer job runs. That's really enough for me. I don't see the collection increasing - if I get another one, one has to go. I don't have enough storage room, and I've got a four bedroom house with a two car garage.

I completely understand about the guys who have more, though. I love gear.
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nightowl2011
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#65
Just bought my sixth guitar and will probably have my seventh one very soon.
meard
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#66
I have 7 electric and one acoustic,
i love guitars and playing them that much i decided to collect them, ......
which reminds me, i got to get the list added to my profile soon.

always on the hunt for my next guitar, i want more, .. more, they look sooo nice in my living room, ... i guess im lucky to have a very understanding wife

Thanks for listening
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#68
And my insanity continues: just pulled the trigger on Reverend Flatroc 15th Anniverasry in blue meal flake, #5 of 12.

http://www.tulsaband.com/Reverend_15th_Anniversary_Flatroc_Electric_Guitar_in_Blue_Metal_Flake
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alhaq369
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Mephaphil
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Join date: Apr 2012
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#69
Going to buy a thinline 72 today. Too many? Never. Variety is the spice of life.
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sashki
Join date: Feb 2005
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#70
I have 3 guitars and I only play one of them. For me, 3 is too many. Dunno what to do with them, though.

I don't understand how people with 10+ guitars find the time to play them all. I can't even justify owning the ones I have. Seems to me that some people are more interested in buying new stuff all the time than playing it (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Last edited by sashki at Jan 26, 2013,
Confuse-a-Cat
The Jackson Guy
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#72
This question to me is very similar to when you see questions popping up along the lines of "Am I good enough to buy X guitar", where people think they need some level of skill to justify buying an expensive guitar.

My answer is the same. The only way you can have 'too many' guitars is if you're bankrupting yourself to buy them, or your kids are going hungry because you just had to have that new axe instead of buying food. So long as you can afford them and want to buy them, there's no such thing as too many.

I don't play anywhere near as much as I should, but I still get hit by GAS pretty hard. Only have one acoustic, three electrics and a bass at the moment, but I could easily see myself buying more.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#73
I don't understand how people with 10+ guitars find the time to play them all.

I don't- some I play all the time, some I rarely play. I AM contemplating getting rid of one or two...but don't hold your breath!
I can't even justify owning the ones I have.


Each one I own is a bit different in some way.

First of all, I play in 2 different tunings (Standard and New Standard Tuning, a.k.a. NST), and I have guitars that are exclusively tuned to each one so I don't have to change tunings all the time. Also, since different kinds of guitars have different uses, I maintain guitars of those different kinds for each tunings.

So to start off, I have an acoustic, a solidbody electric and a hollowbody electric for each tuning. That makes 6 right there.

I only have one guitar with a tremolo- a solidbody, currently tuned to Standard. The Reverend I just purchased has a Bigsby, as will one of the customs I am having built. One of those will become the guitar I use for tremolo work in NST. That's 9.

At this moment, I only own one semihollow, one classical and one acoustic/electric fretless bass, all in Standard tuning. (11.) However I do not intend to add another classical or bass to my arsenal.

In addition, one of the customs I'm having built has a HB in the bridge with a P90 in the neck, and I'm having one of my other, older solidbodies converted to that configuration. One of them will be tuned to NST.

One of my guitars is a Fernandes Ravelle with a Sustainer, just gotten for my birthday in a October, tuned to Standard. Love it! However, I'm not sure at this point whether it will remain tuned to Standard or get re-tuned to NST. At this time, I have not decided whether I LIKE having a Sustainer enough to want one for both tunings.

Then we get into areas where there is a bit of overlap...but even there, nuances exist. For example, I have more than one acoustic tuned to Standard. However, my Tacoma Roadking is much better unplugged, and my Jon Kammerer- despite decent projection and tone- is a thinline designed to be used with an amplifier.

And at this time, I'm considering broadening my horizons into tunings like DADGAD and Open G. If I like any of those tunings enough, I'll need to cover my bases...
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 27, 2013,
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#74
The Reverend I just purchased has a Bigsby...


I spoke too soon- the place I ought it from (online) apparently sold it in store before they looked at their online orders.

They've offered me a different color of the same (limited edition) guitar but I'm not 100% sure I care for it.

(Yeah, I know it will SOUND the same, but...the mojo would be different.)
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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alhaq369
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 27, 2013,
fc89konkari
UG Addict
Join date: Jan 2010
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#75
I read that Keith Richards has bought a plane hangar for his 1500+ guitars.

I've got two and I'm selling the other one. I can play all styles with one guitar and I just want to upgrade the pickups for more versatility. I like having one guitar or 2 more than having many. That way those 1 or 2 can be just excellent (and over the top lol) rather than having many mediocre guitars.

The biggest thing though is that I've created a really tight relationship with my #1 guitar. I know every square millimeter of it and every way it reacts to everything I do. It's like a long relationship with a woman. You'll know where to touch her and what makes her crazy, what pisses her off and which things will give her that every-day-happiness. Having just a couple of guitars and not changing your rig too often makes the guitar a part of you.

My 0.02
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MetalheadA7X
Funeral Thirst
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#76
I've got 5 including my Jazz bass and I play most of them on a regular basis. My S series is in Drop C for my band, my seven string is in B standard for blasting out Unearth tunes and my 770 is in E for general rock and roll playing. My 4th guitar is an Encore strat which currently has no strings and resides under my bed.
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iFender69
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#77
You can never have too many...i have six right now, and play them all....No7 won't be long away....