#1
Ever bought a guitar and it ruined the rest of your collection for you? I mean a guitar that fit so well and played so beautifully that your other guitars just were never the same? Stories?
#2
My Telecaster ruined the rest of my collection because I sold the lot to get it.
#3
Well I bought a PRS SE Custom 24 and now I rarely use the others.
Sometimes I try to use the others for different tunings though, but most of the time I don't feel like getting the other one out and just change the tuning on the PRS.
#4
order a custom 8 string (but an affordable one not one of these £3000 ones)

buy a G&L tele while it's being made (independent dealer with time management problems - long story)

G&L is possibly better than cats

8 string just doesn't play as nicely as this hunk of glorious tele goodness

now I just play the tele a lot and use the 8 for lute pieces and djenty shit
#5
I actually got a Chapman ML-1 and that kind of started of ruining the others. Everything on the Chapman was just, better:

The asymmetrical neck is just wonderful
The fret access
The volume/tone knobs are really responsive in a way that is just right
The stock pick-ups are good enough to compete with a medium set of Seymours
The overall construction was just flawless
The setup was perfect on receipt

In comparison my Les Paul feels a bit old. Like the 59' neck is just fat and a bit cumbersome, there's little fret access, it's super frikken heavy, and the knobs don't have the response I want. On top of that I just think i've come to prefer just a single tone/volume knob, as someone who uses the pickup toggle quite a bit it's a pain in the ass having double the knobs.

Also the stock pick ups on the Les Paul were quite a bit more flat than the stock Chapman ones To me at least I guess.

It was the same when I picked up my high-end Martin acoustic. The difference between that and a model that cost $200 less was so intense that I really bought it in the shop there and then
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#6
My Gibson DC Standard and S2. The Gibson is my go to for anything, the neck on the S2 feels very nice and I really like the 25" scale length (used mostly for Opeth stuff). Granted I still play the others but these two are the keepers.
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#7
My 8 string. It made me realize I really don't want to play 6s or 7s because I can do everything I did on them, plus more. I also found out that I like longer scale lengths, as the stretches in the lower register don't bother me, and I find the higher register easier to navigate.
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#8
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My Gibson DC Standard and S2. The Gibson is my go to for anything, the neck on the S2 feels very nice and I really like the 25" scale length (used mostly for Opeth stuff). Granted I still play the others but these two are the keepers.


I really wish they'd make another run of those DC's.
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#9
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Ever bought a guitar and it ruined the rest of your collection for you? I mean a guitar that fit so well and played so beautifully that your other guitars just were never the same?


That's usually just "the most recent one."
#10
Ever since I bought my Caparison Dellinger Ive hardly touched my other guitars.
Im actually in the process of selling my other guitars to buy another Caparison, I should have enough money once I sell one of my kidneys along with the guitars I no longer play
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#11
Not particularly but I go through phases where a guitar I own gets more playtime cause I'm really digging it at the time.
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#12
More often than not, when I get a new guitar, I play nothing else for about 3 or 4 weeks. Then it becomes one I play when I feel like playing that one.
#13
100% I have. I just finished selling all my electric guitars. I bought an 81' USA Tele and it just fits me so well I had no need for my other guitars including:

-2014 Gibson LP Classic
-62 RI USA Fender Stratocaster
-2008 Fender Telecaster

As I don't play in a band anymore i really don't need the variety.
#14
I go through phases where I like to play one guitar more than the other for a while and then switch back.

My Epiphone Prophecy has cobwebs on it though. It isn't a bad guitar and its certainly pretty-looking, but I've got bored of it. I don't like the neck profile (not wide enough) the frets are too low and wide (after getting the leveled from significant amounts of wear), it isn't balanced that great, the fret access is poor and I don't really like EMG's anymore. It feels more like a toy than my other guitars. I'm considering selling it.
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#15
My Silhouette Special HSS from Ernie Ball/Musicman is the one. I have bought a Godin Montreal - sold it, and an Amercian Standard Strat ( kept currently as a backup) and nothing comes close in terms of playability, weight and tone. I don't even bother looking for another guitar anymore.
#16
Quote by loumangroup
Ever since I bought my Caparison Dellinger Ive hardly touched my other guitars.
Im actually in the process of selling my other guitars to buy another Caparison, I should have enough money once I sell one of my kidneys along with the guitars I no longer play


Oh interesting, i've been seeing a lot of these Caparison's around lately. How is the guitar overall? Build quality vs cost, pick-ups, what you get when you buy etc?
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#17
My PRS SE Paul Allender. I've bought plenty of guitars since, but they never get as much play time. Having said that, the Epiphone Brent Hinds Flying V (for the short time I had it) May be "THE" one. I was REALLY digging it. We'll see how it goes when it gets back.
#18
I used to be such a Strat guy, but now I barely play anything that's not my Esquire. I've been really into the idea of trying some short scales lately, though.
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#19
not really no. I pick my guitars based on comfort and "it" factor so I can't say I get tired of them. sure I may favor one or another at times but that's more about my mood than the guitar. I may replace certain guitars if I find one that suites me better for whatever reason but that is usually because I need to let something go to fund the incoming. wish I could keep them all but sometimes I just can't. . 20 years ago I'd most likely have a different answer but after all my years of playing I know exactly what I want and more often than not what guitars will give it to me. I can usually play a guitar for not more than 10 minutes and know whether it's got "it" or not. those are the ones I buy. no impulse buying for me at this point.
#20
Pretty much my Jaguars. The moment I bought my first one I was hooked. They're funky and awkward to some, but really easy to play and comfortable for me. My most recent is a Thinline Jaguar (the limited run, mine is black). Put a Staytrem on it with some custom wound pickups and made it into a dream guitar. Liked it so much that I'm now building a Thinline Jazzmaster, 'cause it looks so lonely.
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#21
Quote by SteveHOC
My most recent is a Thinline Jaguar (the limited run, mine is black).

That's something to drool about for sure, those are some of the prettiest guitars about
#22
Ruined no, but after I bought my PRS it has become my go to guitar for over 13 yrs. But I have a decent collection of guitars and only 2 are really never played the others are in rotation. The PRS is my main guitar when I tour or record though
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#23
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That's something to drool about for sure, those are some of the prettiest guitars about


Definitely a beauty. Needed some work, still could use a couple tweaks down the line, but it's a lovely instrument.
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#24
Definitely the EBMM JP6. Since the first day I played it, it is the one.
#25
My JTV69s Variax. Just so much more tonal options, and the alternate tuning feature is murderous on my other guitars. My reliance on different tunings is so huge that I almost can't live without it now.

I did get a morpheus drop tune pedal to try to allow myself that ability on my other guitars, but it doesn't sound as nice as the Variax. I really thought the Morpheus was going to have a cleaner pitch shifter function, when I heard it in videos, but it gets muddy like every other pitch shifter out there.
Guitars:
Davison SG
Line 6 Variax 600
Line 6 JTV 69s
Squier Classic Bibe Telecaster Thinline
#26
Feel abit sorry for my Les Paul now.Ever since i put Duncans and 9's on my Sheraton that's been getting all the action now.It just plays really good.The Strat gets a fair bit of love too.I'm thinking once i get the American Std Tele i want then the others will take a back seat for a while.Tele can do everything.
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#27
I go through phases of liking different guitars and those phases are completely unrelated to price or quality, so even though I have a few really, REALLY good guitars that outclass the rest of them, I still frequently find myself wanting to use the 'lesser' stuff from time to time.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#28
In a way it was my first PRS SE Custom 24 because it could just do anything well. I still have one now but the model I now own is with a Floyd and has hot pickups in it so I've made it a bit more specialised.

I play my Gibson Les Paul Studio more than anything else because it's really versatile and I just love playing it. There's just 'something' about a Les Paul.

Under different circumstances, the guitar that would have ruined everything for me would have been my Fender Stratocaster. I bought a Mexican Standard with a maple neck and installed a set of DiMarzio pickups and I love that guitar far more than I ever anticipated. Mine is SSS and I love it so much I'd happily get another that is HSS if I could get one with a Floyd but unfortunately, unless you're paying silly money, the Floyds are always the Specials and they're rubbish.

I guess all three have ruined me in different ways. I certainly have no interest in anything other than these three.
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#29
Quote by SteveHOC
Pretty much my Jaguars. The moment I bought my first one I was hooked. They're funky and awkward to some, but really easy to play and comfortable for me. My most recent is a Thinline Jaguar (the limited run, mine is black). Put a Staytrem on it with some custom wound pickups and made it into a dream guitar. Liked it so much that I'm now building a Thinline Jazzmaster, 'cause it looks so lonely.



For me, Jaguars are like Cocaine. I'm afraid to try them because I think I'll like it too much, and I really don't have enough money to have the amounts I would want.
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#30
I'd have to say that the Peavey Firenza I picked up last year and the Gibson LP Studio I got this spring have come close. Both of them play insanely easily and sound fantastic. I go through phases, and right now, any 80's Peavey with blade and / or Super Ferrite pickups is where I'm at.
#31
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For me, Jaguars are like Cocaine. I'm afraid to try them because I think I'll like it too much, and I really don't have enough money to have the amounts I would want.


I hear you there. I won't even tell you how many Jags/Jazzmasters/Jazzcasters I've got at this point... it all started with one.
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#32
Definitely my Silhouette. I just don't get along with other guitars now. I really REALLY enjoy playing my Music Man. I'm scared to buy another guitar even though I want one because I'm worried it just won't live up to the precedent
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#33
Like a lot of the others here I play one or two guitars for a few months then switch off to another guitar mostly to keep myself from being bored on gigs. I own way too many guitars. The one guitar that I keep coming back to and has been the spoiler for me is an Ibanez AM50 that I bought in 1982. It's like putting on an old worn pair of jeans that just fit perfectly and when I play it again after six months or so always think "Why don't I play this more". It was the base modal for the early 80's Ibanez AM series of 3/4 size semi-hollows (Gibson's ES-339 is almost a clone). This guitar was never "fasionable" or sexy, has no pretty inlays and no bells and whistles but what a great sound and feel.
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