#1
It seems I spend a ton of time maintaining all of my guitars and not enough time playing them. I feel like every time I pull a guitar out of its case I find something wrong with it. Either the action is too high or I find buzzes in places on the neck which bother me, sometimes the electronics might develop issues as my Dillion has as of late. I like working on my guitars but I feel like keeping up a large collection is a bother. So what do you guys think? Is the labor that goes into owning a ton of guitars worth it or is it better to own one or two guitars to keep the work minimal? I love my guitars, but I hate the constant fiddling.
#2
Got 3 acoustics...one needs a fret job, and a 4th is on the way...4 electrics...one works flawlessly, 1 needs fret work, 1 needs pickup fixing...they just plain out stopped working...the other guitar....im not even sure where the pieces are lol.

the 4th acoustic will be a decent quality so one of the cheap acoustics will need to go...

just too much to screw around with...
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#3
This doesn't really happen to me. I mean the guitars get out of tune sometimes but that's pretty much it. Then again, I'm constantly playing them since I leave some guitars in different tunings.
#4
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This doesn't really happen to me. I mean the guitars get out of tune sometimes but that's pretty much it. Then again, I'm constantly playing them since I leave some guitars in different tunings.


usually happens to me because the repairs take a long while to happen and im usually tight on money so it gets put off etc...

only reason i have more than 2 acoustics is because 1 is a 12 string and one is in standard, while the other is setup for DADGAD tuning...

but for now im not collecting anything else lol.
#5
I like fixing guitars almost as much as I like playing them.
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#8
There's time for playing and there's time for maintenance. I like to do both and I like repairing guitars but I know what you mean, Eventually you'll have a better idea what you want in a guitar and then some other guitars just turn into extra weight that you really don't need. I have two guitars in particular that are just weights, Like someone gave me an anchor for a nose piercing. I don't enjoy them and they just take up space so I'm going to get rid of them. Maybe not immediately (I might refret one) But I certainly don't need them.
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#9
its not worth having a bunch of low to medium quality guitars, i would just sell them and get a few high quality guitars to cover each style you use the others for
#10
To many guitars - haha.I buy a new guitar every month - i have them on a wall. 9 for the moment. I agree with TS: one always finds shit to fix. Yes,its worth it. I try to set them up proper but always room for improvement it seems,
#11
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To many guitars - haha.I buy a new guitar every month - i have them on a wall. 9 for the moment. I agree with TS: one always finds shit to fix. Yes,its worth it. I try to set them up proper but always room for improvement it seems,

excessive if you aren't over exaggerating.

OP: i recommend you get rid of a couple, and buy a nice expensive one. Matinence is a pain in the ass, but it's a means to an end.
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#12
I'd say the optimum is around 4 guitars.
That way you can have 2 for standard, 2 for an alternate tuning you use often.
Unless you use acoustics as well - then, 5 guitars should be fine.

Of course, that's assuming high-end guitars.
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#14
There's no such thing as "too many guitars".
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#15
My floyd rose guitar needs new strings and a set up, my acoustic needs new strings, my Dean needs a new jack, and my bass needs new pots... etc. You get my point. I only spend money on the guitars that I play the most. My floyd is gonna be the first one worked on (it's vintage, gotta keep it in good shape).

But I don't really believe you can have too many guitars.
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#16
Having a large collection does not bother me. I don't mind the occasional maintenance and for the most part none of my guitars give me trouble...Just lucky I guess...
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#17
when you have as many guitars as i have, i will begin to consume you and take up every second of your free time.

but i'm ok with that
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#18
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its not worth having a bunch of low to medium quality guitars, i would just sell them and get a few high quality guitars to cover each style you use the others for


Amen to that. I was having trouble with various inexpensive hollowbodies (couldn't get the action right to save my life and the tone was nothing special) so I sold them and bought a Gibson ES-137C. It has changed my life.
#19
I think sometimes my taste in set ups change. Sometimes I like my action real low. Others I want it up a bit more. Maybe I want to play around with my pick up height. It is usually little stuff like that. Yeah every once and a while my guitars develop issues from natural wear and tear. A switch goes dead after years of play or the frets need to be leveled because they are a little worn. I think I am just to picky and my wants change to quickly. If I have one little buzz on my guitar and my action is good I will want to level the frets.
#20
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its not worth having a bunch of low to medium quality guitars, i would just sell them and get a few high quality guitars to cover each style you use the others for

Totally agree with this.
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#21
i slimmed my collection down from 35+ to around 18. i play what electrics i have on my wall basically which is 11 of them. then i have two in cases (one is a 50's no namer, which has been in the family for three generations now, and the other is a guitar that i just don't need.

on my wall i have six gibsons. one in open G for slide, four in standard tuning, and one in drop B.

i have two wolfgangs, one with trem, one without, so they both see regualar action.

then i have a lonely strat. this is an MIM, but its an early 90's model, and it just sounds mind blowing for a cheap fender strat. the pickups are really nice. i actually like them better than per say the texas specials, etc that fender makes.

then i have five classicals, all pre 1965, one pre WWII worth about $5,000, and the other four are Yamaha NIppon Gakki's, the pre WWII is in a case (naturally i don't play something that rare that often) this paticualr luthier only produced less than 500 guitars in italy, until they were produced in a factory (worth like $200-300. i have one nippon gakki i am currently working on, and the other three get played. the one that gets played the most is the most beaten up, but it sounds marvelous.
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