Poll: How Many Guitars Do You Own?
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View poll results: How Many Guitars Do You Own?
1
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%
Voters: 200.
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#1
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
#2
we had this thread a few weeks ago.
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#3
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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#4
I have 5 but looking to buy one and sell 2 lol... So my number is always changing. Do basses count? lol
#5
How many guitars is too many? Man, that's like asking how many beautiful hot and willing girlfriends is too many! I want them all!!!
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#6
is there such thing as too many guitars? I have 6 and can't play any of them decently. Still learning though
#7
just had an impulse buy on a very cheap, yet flawless conditioned Michael Kelly Patriot. raised my total count, acoustics and basses included, to 6. I intend to get more.
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#8
Even if I get totally pissed at my lack of skill and shitty tone sometimes, I still think guitar is a fun hobby. Never have enough!
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#9
Quote by fstkmaro
is there such thing as too many guitars? I have 6 and can't play any of them decently. Still learning though

This is me, minus one guitar.
#10
I think I may have to much. I only really play 2 of them out of the 12 I currently own. I have a 6 string bass coming in soon for the bassist in my band to use with our 7 string songs, so I'll have 13 by the end of the month. I totaled all of my guitars a while back. In the past 4 years of playing, I've owned 17 (Soon 18 with the bass) different guitars.
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#11
I have 11 guitars.

So far this year, I've put $400 down on a limited edition Malden on Tuesday, am talking to a different retailer about a Reverend limited edition, and because the slab of walnut I bought was big enough to be cut into single-piece tops & sides for TWO guitars, my custom guitar order to a luthier has been doubled.
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#13
I currently have four guitars (2 electrics and 2 electrics) and I've owned seven guitars overall. I'll probably never feel like I have enough, but I'm happy with whay I have. I've really been GASing another Kramer, though.
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#14
I own two guitars and five basses. Looking to sell two basses and add another short scale bass to the fold.

As far as they're all concerned I have a few rules.
Any new guitars or basses must be either; more versatile than the last, or have a completely different tone, which means I won't allow myself to own more than one SSS strat.
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In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#15
I have a Les Paul Standard Faded and a Baja Telecaster with an R7 in the post. I can get nearly every sound I want with those guitars.
#16
Quote by FatalGear41
How many guitars is too many? Man, that's like asking how many beautiful hot and willing girlfriends is too many! I want them all!!!

This. +1
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#17
I've had something like 20 in my lifetime. I've got 7 now, I've bought 4 this year and sold 2.

I'd say that if you are still learning really basic stuff 1 or 2 guitars is enough and time should be spent playing not GASing.

I'd never buy two guitars that are too similar. My strat has the Billy Corgan configuration but I'm starting to think it's just a bit dull sounding, it's got very little character compared to my Tele, so I'm gonna chuck a Lace Gold pickguard in so I can use it for Modern blues stuff, and the Tele for older stuff.

It's no big deal, I'd happily use any guitar for anything.
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Last edited by Mephaphil at Jan 19, 2013,
#18
Currently have 2 cheap acoustic, a strat copy, a Ibanez GIO and a Jackson RR5. Might get a 7-string in the future.
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#19
you can have too many, to be fair. like a thousand, that might be too many.
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#20
I read that Jimmy Page has over 1,500 guitars.
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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#21
Quote by Mephaphil
I read that Jimmy Page has over 1,500 guitars.

He's Jimmy Paige, he can have as many as he ****in wants
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2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
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Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#23
Three electrics, one electro-acoustic.

I try to justify it by having different tunings or weights. I wouldn't bother having guitars very similar to each other, that would be pointless.

Unless they were ridiculously sexy of course.
#24
Quote by Robbgnarly
He's Jimmy Paige, he can have as many as he ****in wants


True. But also, Jimmy Page can too!

(I'm a smart arse, sorry )

Quote by JokerGrin
Three electrics, one electro-acoustic.

I try to justify it by having different tunings or weights. I wouldn't bother having guitars very similar to each other, that would be pointless.

Unless they were ridiculously sexy of course.


If my girlfriend asked me why I got a new guitar and I said, 'Oh, for a different tuning' and she said how much? And I replied, 'Oh for the Gibson LP? £1,500' she'd ****ing freak and kill me.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


Last edited by Mephaphil at Jan 19, 2013,
#26
Quote by Mephaphil

If my girlfriend asked me why I got a new guitar and I said, 'Oh, for a different tuning' and she said how much? And I replied, 'Oh for the Gibson LP? £1,500' she'd ****ing freak and kill me.

Hehe yeah, my girl doesn't understand why I need more than one. Too bad, because I sure as hell ain't stopping at four :P

Who needs reasons when you have a sexy-ass geetar?
#27
i currently have 4. 3- electrics and 1- acoustic. (and a bass but i didn't count that in my poll response). i use them all so not to many and a couple of more would be fine with me. as long as you use them then never to many.
#28
Today I've used my LP and my Strat. I have 2 Teles, but the MIA has no high E and I haven't bothered to restring it yet.

The MiM doesn't get played too often, it's mostly the guitar I let my friends play, even though I love that guitar. It doesn't sound as nice as the others but I'll never get rid of it. (Sentimental reasons.)

I have a Squier that gets reliced, respray, smashed up and put back together.

And 2 acoustics. A cheap Fender that plays really nice, got lucky on that one and a Stratacoustic that I don't like too much.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#29
I have 5 guitars and that's enough for me (for now )
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#30
I have 7 electrics, 1 acustic and 1 bass
PRS CE22
Sanox LP clone (late 70's)
Squier Tele
home made Tele
Epi G-400
Dean EVO
Ibanez JS-100 (piece of shit)

Rouge DA-100 acoustic

Squier MB-5
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#31
How many guitars are too many? When you have more guitars than there are different tunings that you use. Any more and you are either just upgrading an old or are satisfying your greed.

That said, I have just 2 at the moment, soon 3. And I still want MOAR!

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#32
I currently have an electric and a couple of acoustics. If I had more money, I would likely have 15 or so.
#33
Quote by Mephaphil
I read that Jimmy Page has over 1,500 guitars.


1500 sounds ridiculously high, considering, say, Steve Vai has about 250.

OT, I have 3 electrics that I play very regularly, a bass which I use for recording and occasionally play, and an acoustic which I don't use very often.

You only have too many when you physically run out of room to store them I would say.
Last edited by Random3 at Jan 19, 2013,
#34
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
I have a Les Paul Standard Faded and a Baja Telecaster with an R7 in the post. I can get nearly every sound I want with those guitars.

this. i only have as many as I need.
#35
I'll probably buy a MiM Thinline Tele in the next month or two so that'll be 8 and at some point I'd like a PRS, maybe the cheaper Navarro one, and I'd like a nice acoustic so I'll probably get a Taylor. And that's 10. I think that should be it for a while.

I wouldn't mind an old SG or a Fender Select or CS one day. If I get really lucky and a 59 LP or a 57 Strat comes my way for the right price, I'd take that.

This thread is not good for GAS.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#36
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
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#37
Quote by Random3
1500 sounds ridiculously high, considering, say, Steve Vai has about 250.


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.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#38
Quote by FatalGear41
How many guitars is too many? Man, that's like asking how many beautiful hot and willing girlfriends is too many!

Quote by Dave_Mc
you can have too many, to be fair. like a thousand, that might be too many.

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.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Jan 19, 2013,
#39
Greg No means No reguardless
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#40
Quote by jeleopard
Even if I get totally pissed at my lack of skill and shitty tone sometimes, I still think guitar is a fun hobby. Never have enough!



+1

I only have one now since my car keeps breaking
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