Poll: how many guitars should a guitarist have?
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3 2%
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5 3%
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26 14%
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24 13%
5
21 11%
6 or more
112 59%
Voters: 191.
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#1
In you people's opinion, what is a good amount of guitars to have? Both practically and how many can you have till you look like a ****.
#2
i'd say 5 is a good amount to have. 4 all tuned to different tunings,maybe two in the same tuning (one with a floating trem) and an acoustic. but who can ever have enough ?
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#4
i cant say there is actually to many guitars but the best number in my opinion and for my situation is 4. One tuned standard with a floyd rose one tuned to something else with a floyd rose. something without a locking tremolo so u can tune it quickly in dire situations where one of your guitars with a floyd rose has failed and an acoustic guitar cause sometimes there the best thing to add to a song
#5
2 acoustic, 2 electric, IMO. I think more than that is fine but you can have a nice amount of specialization in that alone.
#6
As many as you can possibly afford. I don't see why you shouldn't have as many as you want... just having money shouldn't make you "look like an ass".
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#8
when you don't know how many guitars you actually own
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#9
Not sure prolly like 3 I only own one but working on getting a second.
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#10
It depends. If you use floyd you will usually use more than 6 but if you use les pauls or strats then I would image 1 or 2.
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#12
I say 4...

One Electric for Bluesy/Classic Rock/Punk
One Electric for Heavy stuff
Acoustic
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#13
2 In a Tuning You Typically Play With On A Daily Basis (Drop D for me) 1 Good guitar*, 1 bad one*.
1 In a Tuning You Mess Around With On A Sub-Daily Basis (Drop C for me) Good guitar.
1 In a Tuning You Recognize Is There, But You Don't Use Much (Standard for me) Good or bad guitar.
1 In any Tuning. This will Be Your Randomosity Guitar You Will Tune to Drop B, Then Tune To Open D The Next Time You Use It. Bad guitar.

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Now I just have to GET 5 guitars. :P

* By bad and good I mean what condition the guitar could be in. However, you don't have to keep a guitar in bad condition, but they don't have to be that good since you won't be using them much.
#14
there are honestly 30+ guitars in my house, 4 of which are mine and the rest my dads. he bought three of mine for me, too
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#15
Let's see.... Here is my small collection so far.... Jackson Soloist with a Floyd (drop D 100% of the time), Les Paul (standard tuning), Epi acoustic electric (standard), and an Epi bass.

What I need to round out my collection is a solid bridge Schecter type for drop C and drop A tuning, and a Fender strat for those times when I'm feeling Vaughn'ish,,,

That would make 6 (including the bass).
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#16
As long as you have room for them,can afford them,and will actually use them instead of just leaving them in a case or something and rarely playing them then I don't think there is a limit.I have 6 electrics at the moment and it's nice to be able to have all those different feelings and characters in tone and playability at my finger tips.One guitar may not feel right on a certain day so I play this one instead and so on.

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#17
Quote by Pr0gNut
As long as you have room for them,can afford them,and will actually use them instead of just leaving them in a case or something and rarely playing them then I don't think there is a limit.I have 6 electrics at the moment and it's nice to be able to have all those different feelings and characters in tone and playability at my finger tips.One guitar may not feel right on a certain day so I play this one instead and so on.


I already have it planned for me to have a guitar room when I'm married and get a house. 40+ guitars I hope to put there.
#18
i dunno last time i checked my guitar teacher had 27, but i havnt seen him for 2 months so hes prob got another one by now
#19
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I already have it planned for me to have a guitar room when I'm married and get a house. 40+ guitars I hope to put there.


It can easily turn into an addiction,my music room is starting to look like a small store after my recent buys,I've resorted to wall hangers to save floor space.

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#20
You can never have too many guitars as long as they're different. I have a nice strat and a nice RG, i plan on getting a B.C. Rich 10 string, an explorer, and a good acoustic. Different guitars inspire you to do different things
#21
You can never have too many, and really the minimum should be 4 (two different tuning and tone variations plus a backup for each).
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#23
I really don't think you can have too many. When I'm "done" with my collection or whatever you might wanna call it, I'll have my first guitar (never going to sell my first guitar), an EX-400 for heavy riffing and stuff, a PRS Custom 24 with tremolo for smother stuff and high-fret solo-songs, my Seagull acoustic, a semi-acoustic for playing acoustic songs live... and then a whole bunch of PRSes just 'cause they're all so beautiful and each one is unique. And for the purpose of having different tunings.

But I think a guitarist should have at least four guitars. I voted 6+, though.
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#26
It depends on your needs. If you keep buying the same guitars in different colours, that's too much. But if you play a lot of different genres, you will need quite a few different guitars.

I already have a strat, tele and les paul, but I still need:

- Thin neck guitar (Ibanez/ESP/Jackson) for shredding and that typical metal sound.
- 7-string for songs in B
- 8-string for Meshuggah, or any songs with a low F
- Fender Jaguar + Mustang, because I like their distinct sound.
#27
You can never have to many guitars

I only have 1 myself, and 1 bass, but I'm planning on getting another guitar after xmas
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#29
1-acoustic
1-12-string
and as many electrics and you can find that all make different sounds.

Thats my philosophy.


And yet, at the moment I find myself with 1 acoustic, and only one electric. I will have to do something about that!
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#30
1 for every tuning. Then like 2 grandpas guitars
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#31
2 are too many if your amp sucks.
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#32
Depends on the person.
I'd personally be happy with 2 electric and an acoustic, but some people like a lot of variety.
#33
5.
single coil guitar
humbucker guitar
shredcaster.
semi- or hollow-body.
decent quality acoustic

A bass would be good as well.
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#34
for a hobbyist or learning guitar player only about 4 electrics and an acoustic like at the most


but for a professional completely different story IMO
#35
Quote by JELIFISH19
You can never have too many guitars as long as they're different. I have a nice strat and a nice RG, i plan on getting a B.C. Rich 10 string, an explorer, and a good acoustic. Different guitars inspire you to do different things


Thats about right. Kinda weird to have two that are exactly the same, less one is a "studio" and the other is a "campfire" one.
#37
I dont think any amount of guitars is too much, however I think there isnt much need for anything more than 4, 5 at a stretch.
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He claims to play all of them, what a joke

Maybe not in the same month... but i can believe most of it.
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