#1
I was just wondering when its is the right time for a 2nd guitar.
My current and first guitar is th one in my sig. I have benn playing for nealry 3 years on the same amp and guitar. When did you guys upgrade?? I might add a poll.
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#2
I upgraded after 3 years.
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#3
soon. i just upgraded from my first guitar after almost 3 years too, i changed my amp about a year ago though.
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#4
i got a second guitar after playing for 1 year.

i progress very fast on guitar, though.

if you've been playing for 3 years, it's definitely a good idea to upgrade.
#6
You get a new guitar when your old one(s) are unable to fulfill your needs as a musician.
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#7
im was think about getting a prs but im broke as a joke right now....well for the past 3 years
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#8
Quote by customisbetter
After you get a tube amp, your first guitar gets even better. Trust me, im not kidding.


upgrading amp is a good idea.

expensive guitar + cheap amp = cheap sound
#9
i got me second guitar about 6 months after my first
ive got 5 now and ive been playin for 2 years
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#10
Quote by Sakattack75
i got me second guitar about 6 months after my first
ive got 5 now and ive been playin for 2 years


I think you have too many guitars to really appreciate any of them.
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#12
i upgraded after a year. i dont think i really needed to up grade at the time but my parents offered to buy me a new guitar so why not.
#14
Quote by NorfIrIon
You get a new guitar when your old one(s) are unable to fulfill your needs as a musician.


It was about 6 months between my acoustic and electric. Cant say really if you are going from electric to electric. But NorfIrIon is generally right.
#15
Quote by Sakattack75
i got me second guitar about 6 months after my first
ive got 5 now and ive been playin for 2 years


if someone else bought you those, they must have had a lot of faith in your dedication.

if you bought them, then you pointlessly spent a lot of money for nothing.
#16
3 years? What are you waiting for, man!?!? Get thee to a guitar store and make that second purchase!
#18
Quote by KG6_Steven
3 years? What are you waiting for, man!?!? Get thee to a guitar store and make that second purchase!


this.

you need no other suggestions in this thread than the one i quoted.
#19
when your good enough to spend money or get bored with the one you got. i got mine after 2 or 3 years. dont remember.
#20
i like the one i got but its not worn out abd its sounds good.
I have 50$ right now just working up the money. i have wanted another one since after my 1st year
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#21
Quote by NorfIrIon
I think you have too many guitars to really appreciate any of them.

believe me i appreciate all of them
i actually cried when i dropped my lp
but they all get played
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#22
I had a old crap squier strat for about 3-4 months before I knew i was going to stick with guitar and got my epiphone. I've had my epi for a couple years now and I don't really play to upgrade soon
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#23
In four years of playing I've owned... 7 guitars. But there is a logic to it.

My first guitar was some crappy kit starter, it broke after around 6 months, and it was cheaper to but a new one then fix it. Got a crappy epiphone les paul that lasted me around another year. Then that guitar broke and I got my carvin. Good guitar, but it wasn't anything special. Eventually a 70's Les Paul Deluxe turned up at our local store, and my dad being a guitar nut like me though he doesnt play, agreed to get it, as it was 500 underpriced for what it was.

I've also gotten my dad's crappy old fender acoustic, my own nice guild acoustic, and I today bought, with my own money mind you, an epiphone explorer to have as a haul around guitar. The Carvin and the Fender acoustic have been sold.

So really I only have three now, the Epiphone, the Gibson, and the Guild.

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#24
I'm definetly not gonna be using my Squier Strat 1 year from now. I might buy a Telecaster. I'm a Fender lover. FENDERS RULE!
#25
Quote by NorfIrIon
You get a new guitar when your old one(s) are unable to fulfill your needs as a musician.


This. All you need is one guitar. However, if that one guitar now holds you back from playing(IE: is not playable at the level you can play at), it is time to consider a new one.


Just know that usually when you THINK your guitar is holding you back, you really just need to improve your technique.
#28
i got a new guitar after 2 years, my music tastes had changed and i wanted better high fret access and a tremolo, im happy now and probably wont buy a new guitar for 2-4 years.
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#29
Quote by Metallica_Man55
i got a second guitar after playing for 1 year.

i progress very fast on guitar, though.

if you've been playing for 3 years, it's definitely a good idea to upgrade.


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#30
only need one guitar? thats bs
unless you play one style of music and nothing else, and only want one sound

an acoustic maybe?
ok so while youre still learning, you may only need one guitar, but youre limiting yourself.

to get a wide variety of sounds you need at least 2 electrics
#31
I just barely got my second guitar (Second electric that is), so thats about seven months of serious playing time. I really needed it though.
You upgrade once you either totally despise the one you have now, or once you need new tricks/tones. For instance, my old guitar has a broken fret, terrible pickups, and was pretty badly made. My new one has perfect frets, pretty decent pick ups, and a tremolo, so its a big upgrade, that I think I honestly needed it.
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#32
If the guitar you have now works fine and satisfies all your needs then there is no need to get a new one.
#34
i just got the need to buy another after about 10 months now. This ****ty one doesnt let me enjoy playing music as much as some of the reasonably priced branded guitars and amps in store
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#35
when you really know what you like, and if itll really make you better...for instance i played a tele with a wide nut width, and was instantly better, so i knew it was time to change guitars (this was after a few years though)
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