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whats the perfect min. number of guitars?

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

  1. PCollen

    PCollen Tele-Afflicted

    May 7, 2010
    Man of the World
    Two more than your really need.
     

  2. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Meister

    394
    May 7, 2015
    atlanta
    I was told from a young age, the rule of thumb for the number of guitars you should own is "your age +/- 25" and I've tried to live by that creedo.
     

  3. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England
    I'm going with 2 if we're talking electrics only, something vanilla (traditional/standard) and then something interesting. That keeps me happy anyway.
     

  4. JazzboxBlues

    JazzboxBlues Tele-Holic

    807
    Dec 6, 2014
    Crook County IL
    For me a Telecaster and a P90 ES175 with a Tweed amp. A ES335 for a humbucker equipped guitar could fit in as well. I really only need one though and the ES175 would be the one.
     

  5. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    487
    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    Single coils: Strat, tele, thinline tele
    HB: a prs/gibson equivalent and a 335.
    So 5.
     

  6. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    Minimum Number of Guitars, I believe that is known as an "Unreal Number".
     
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  7. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    5 as of this moment.
    2 tele, 4 acoustics.
    But that could change.....

    Oh wait! That's 6!
    Don't tell my wife.
     

  8. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    21
    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England
    I thought it was a complex number you only need one real guitar but let's face it, if you only have one real guitar then you'll start imagining more.
     
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  9. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Michigan
    2. One acoustic and one electric.
     

  10. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 29, 2011
    Philadelphia
    My ideal is a Martin steel string acoustic, a Telecaster, a Stratocaster, and a nylon-string classical. So that makes four. I can't imagine having more than that!
     

  11. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Holic

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    503
    Nov 22, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    I go through periods of time when one or more of my guitars gets a lot more play than the others, and since my time is finite, it means that one or more is getting a lot less play. Right now my Squier VM Tele, which probably hadn't been off the rack in a year or more, is back to being my number one songwriting and recording instrument, while my LP and PRS are on the rack collecting dust.

    Truth be told, I could live with an LP, a Strat and a Tele and be just fine. And maybe an acoustic, but I play my Ovation so rarely that I probably wouldn't miss that either.
     

  12. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    I think the Gear Page has a, uh, higher standard.
     

  13. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    503
    Nov 22, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    I go through periods of time when one or more of my guitars gets a lot more play than the others, and since my time is finite, it means that one or more is getting a lot less play. Right now my Squier VM Tele, which probably hadn't been off the rack in a year or more, is back to being my number one songwriting and recording instrument, while my LP and PRS are on the rack collecting dust.

    Truth be told, I could live with an LP, a Strat and a Tele and be just fine. And maybe an acoustic, but I play my Ovation so rarely that I probably wouldn't miss that either.
     

  14. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    That just means that subliminally you need twice as many guitars as you think you do!
     

  15. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Wooden Parlor/tiny acoustic
    Martin Dread
    Fender Strat or Tele
    Gibson Humbugger Guitar
     

  16. midnight340

    midnight340 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Based on my collection, I want to say:
    1) Tele with choice of pickups and neck, + wired to taste. (mine with 1950 Black Ropes,
    USACG neck, push-pull series, etc.)
    2) Gretsch with Filtertrons (Jet in this case)
    3) Jazzmaster of choice (JMJM)
    4) LP with p-90's (Epi project)
    5) Acoustic (mine's a Seagull mini-jumbo)

    But then …I don't have a Ric, or anything with Seth Lovers, or…. (and so it goes)
     

  17. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    minimum 2

    and acoustic and an electric.. then if you want you can add flavors later...

    acoustic and electric are so different beasts and each one makes you work in different ways, which inevitably reflects on the other opening new ground
     

  18. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Holic

    779
    Aug 28, 2012
    Toronto
    I’m pretty sure the right answer is 9.
    I currently own 8.
     

  19. Widerange Hum

    Widerange Hum Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    May 14, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I felt like I had the basics covered by the time I had about 17. So let's say 21 to be safe.
     
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