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I have 5, my main Ibanez Prestige, a half scalloped Jackson DK2 tuned to drop D, A Taylor Acoustic, Classical and Bass. Covers everything. I could get another but don't want or need one really. Might upgrade the Prestige one day.
How Many Guitars Is Too Many?

Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.

Fender MIM Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar Bass
Epiphone EJ200 Super Jumbo
Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
NYC Big Muff Pi
I've always bought loads. However, I've always come back to my les Paul. So I now have just that and my baja telecaster. Just never found a better guitar for my needs. However, I am currently saving up for the end all. A Gibson Les Paul 57 reissue. 3 pickups, bigsby...
I have 4 guitars which are all preety much crappy.
So the number of guitars doesn't matter, quality does.
I have, I think 7 currently, including a 12 string, 7 string, and a bass.

That being said, I'd rather thin my collection down to just my SG and bass. It was nice to have the otehr guitars to experiment with other types of styles of guitars but.. at the end of the day, I only play two of them. Personally, having multitudes of guitars is a bit of a waste- I can only play one at a time! That being said, I understand the desire to have many.

I own 4 basses and 10 guitars. To me, it'll probably never be enough. I got them over the years, and the longer I played the more expensive they got, from a no name generic brand to a few epiphones to gibsons to ESP artist signature series. Some I play a lot and some I haven't touched in a long time. I'll never sell them because I'll never get what I payed for them, and as soon as I do, I'll probably want to play them.
I got up to 35 and am now trading/selling down to a lower number. I am getting rid of anything that doesnt feel, sound, and look great. I think that with about 12, none will be cased up collecting dust in a closet. They will all get played.
I've had up to 4 at one time, 2 electrics and 2 acoustics. I wouldn't really call mine a collection, just upgraded to better equipment really. All of my guitars have been played though. I would love to one day have a stable of a few good strats, teles, and maybe even a les paul. Just to sit down and be able to handle a few different at will would be nice. I used my lesser quality guitars sometimes on trips and just ended up missing my newer upgraded stuff. It reminded me of why I upgraded in the first place.
When you are eating the dogs kibble for supper you spend too much money on guitars.

The following statement is true. The proceeding statement is false.
Too many is when you are completely happy with what you have, but you buy another for the hell of it, or when you you can't afford to live (bills/food) and you buy another. Anything else is fair game.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

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Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
When there's no more room for them in your house.

But more realistically, when you have guitars you don't ever use and aren't collectibles or decorative. If you regularly use all your guitars, in any way really, doesn't really matter if you have 3 or 30 guitars...

I only have 1 guitar. I would love to have at least 3, for different tunings and styles.
Ibanez RG1570Z w/ BKP Holy Divers
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 /w Guitar Rig 5
Stupid clumsy fingers
tough one. how many is enough? ..... just one more,
i knew a guy in Ohio that had over 150 Ovation acoustics. that was just one room. he liked Taylors and Gibsons too. musta been over 1000.
Same, I'm at ten. Not enough.
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
I had six electrics and ended up buying a Carvin earlier this year, didn't play the others as much so I ended up giving my four friends each one of them for Christmas; felt good, and now I'm down to my Carvin and one back up, and that's perfect.
You can't have too many guitars. But there probably comes a time when you start running short of space to put them, money to buy them, and/or time to play them. I had about 20 before I realized my practical limit was maybe 6, and the rest were just for collecting. Not that I'd mind adding to my collection, but it's no longer very urgent.
as long as the guitars are of good quality. there is no such thing as too many
Fender | Peavey | Epiphone | Hohner | Ernie Ball | Planet Waves | Jim Dunlop | Marshall | Lee Oskar | Traynor | Suzuki | Jackson

Compulsive gear buyer
My take is as long as as you have one "quality" guitar everything else is gravy.

Being serious if you are playing at a Bon Jovi level (Stadiums/being rich as ****) you need one guitar for each tuning.
573,105. That's the line right there.
Marshall 50 Watt Vintage Modern
Marshall 1960AV
Fender Custom Shop Strat
Ibanez Prestige RG3120
Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster
Strymon Mobius
TC Polytune
TC Flashback
Mad Professor LGW
Fulltone OCD
JOYO Vintage OD
Behringer EQ700
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I have 6 guitars and my parents want me to sell 5. They dont understand that each guitar has a purpose and one person cant have just 1. How many would be enough?
My guitars are used for:
Standard electric
Half step Electric
Standard Acoustic
Half Step Acoustic
4 String Bass
7 String Guitar

It would be funny if they sold all of them except 1 guitar and 1 bass and bought you a tuner.
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If I wanted to listen to something slow, I'd play some hippie music.
With me I have kind of a lot but they're all good instruments. A few years ago I had a bunch of guitars (more then now). Many were lower end so I sold them all and bought fewer high quality guitars. I don't miss any of them.

Having 30 low end junkers isn't worth it to me. Having 30 nice guitars with a mix of vintage Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild and Martin (by vintage I mean mainly 50s and 60s) and some newer boutique/custom shop/high end instruments is the best way to go.

Ditto amplifiers and effects.
probably 20 or so with five being vintage classicals, so 15 electric. all but three or four get good use. none are shitty, the cheapest one would be my 1982 Peavey or my MIM strat. seven gibsons, two prestige ibanezs

i need three or four more then it will be buy a guitar, sell a guitar and keep it.

i would like one more SG (i have two Gibson SG's one being 11/400) i have one in standard, one in drop C#, and i would like one for open G

i want another Gibson V (have an early 00's gothic V) i want to have one down tuned and one in standard.

i also want two more presteiges one being a 2520 or alike and the other just a 1500 or something. i don't like messing with floyds because i am anal about setup. i have one in std. one in Drop D. i would like one for D std. and maybe C std, or B. really depends.

i have a bunch of others as well but i rotate through them as i feel inspired. very few fall in the wayside. i have reasons for most of them, the couple i don't one was my grandfather's one was my cousins.

i just like having what i want in my hand when i want it there, and really don't like swapping to a guitar's tuning so i don't have to mess around before i play.

also i like different pickups for different uses.
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