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whats the perfect min. number of guitars?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by slinger, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    Gotcha. But I will say that I like a UL Twin as much as a 5e3. Truth! I'd tell you what I'm smoking, but no one would believe the box it came in. ;]

    PayPal Credit is a friendly enemy....
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  2. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2007
    Just one more guitar than I have right now...
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  3. Grateful Ape

    Grateful Ape Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2013
    I have three electrics but really just play my '98 American Deluxe strat. There's also a 'big small builder' strat I'm too self-conscious about to gig, and an old Reverend. So those other two are kind of just there to trade in for instruments for my tiny humans.

    The other guitar I play a lot is a nylon Taylor. So I could say 'two.'

    Where I'm aiming for: strat, a tele (for the authoritative voice they have), nylon, playable steel string, bass (for recording and learning bass clef) and maybe a lap steel, as I love that sound (but have no idea what's good - you can't find them locally).

    A 335 would be nice, but I can't afford one worth buying.

    Amps, though.. I'm out of control. We have four.

  4. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire

    boy ain't that the verdad

  5. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    In my house?

    It waxes and wanes, but apparently 13 is the magic number.


  6. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

    Mar 6, 2009
    1 electric and 1 acoustic ideally.

  7. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    About midway between ONE and INFINITY, ie: X = (1 + ∞)/2

  8. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

    Apr 26, 2009
    Portland, OR
    1 - Electric, (Mine's a Tele)
    1 - Acoustic 6 String, (" " " Seagull S-6)
    1 - Acoustic 12 string, (" " " Seagull S-12)

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  9. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    Absolute minimum:
    Acoustic six string

    But then you get to the electric realm. And you realize there are other electric sounds, so now we add:

    Single coil solid body electric
    Humbucker solid body electric

    But I'm getting pretty good now and might want to do some home recording. I need an:

    Electric bass

    Then you start thinking about adding something with P-90s and then thinking about 3 single coils and 2 single coils and then a nylon string acoustic and a 12 string acoustic, another electric set up for slide, maybe a resonator for slide. Lap steel? 12 string acoustic? Then a hollowbody, then a hollowbody with P-90s. Not to mention any upgrading you do over the years or if you start down the acoustic road and get into mahogany vs rosewood or cedar top and spruce top, mahogany top.... It. Never. Ends.

  10. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013

  11. stratman54

    stratman54 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2016
    Is there really any such thing as a minimum??????
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  12. chris214

    chris214 TDPRI Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    I def think I have too many, but can't figure out what to get rid of...

    3 strats (different pup configs)
    2 teles ('72 reish, am std w/deluxe electronics)
    2 LPs (Gib studio, epi p90s)
    1 Gretsch Electromatic
    1 Dougie 7 string bari
    5 acoustics (classical, 8 string, nashville strung, 6 string, tenor)
    1 mando (guess that doesn't count)

    plus 2 repair projects.

    Not so many amps.

    I was seriously tempted by that American Deluxe that has the cards that you can change the wiring with, but what I really need is a way to swap out pickups in just a few seconds.

    My dad says you can only play one at a time, but you should see how many clamps and drill bits and stuff he's got...

  13. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Here on TDPRI, Fender Forum, Harmony Central, Reverb...

    Or in the real world??

  14. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010
    The minimum has to be one, any less would mean no guitar playing (been there, didn't like it). I didn't say I only had one now, or that I don't also own ukes, mandos, bass...

  15. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    It's not 14.

  16. 9fears08

    9fears08 Tele-Meister

    Jul 6, 2016
    Bristol, UK
    Two; one to play the gig with and one to reach for when you snap a string..I've got five and a half..:);)

  17. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Well I'd be inclined to agree, except they still take up space...

  18. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Dang TD, I was gonna say that if you only got one piece of unimpeachable evidence of your stupidity, you're doin pretty good, but the way you describe it, that one might count double! :D

    PS: can I just add that I'm puzzled by all the bass love; might as well put a banjo on there... o_O

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  19. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    There is other evidence aplenty to confirm that I should have had a court appointed trustee in charge of my instruments, but hey it's a Telecaster forum so I used a Telecaster as evidence, there have even been other Teles, but that one really was unique. I got it second hand and I only know what pickups were supposed to be in it, and not what they actually were, but I know that though I've owned a number of Teles and have one now, none of them sounded like that baby. I haven't had a drink of booze in years, but that little action seems like something I would have done drunk.

  20. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    We have a winner!!!

    Just one more is the correct answer, you go on to the super round where the prizes double, but the questions get harder....
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