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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by slinger, Sep 19, 2017.
Two more than your really need.
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.
I'm going with 2 if we're talking electrics only, something vanilla (traditional/standard) and then something interesting. That keeps me happy anyway.
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.
Single coils: Strat, tele, thinline tele
HB: a prs/gibson equivalent and a 335.
Minimum Number of Guitars, I believe that is known as an "Unreal Number".
5 as of this moment.
2 tele, 4 acoustics.
But that could change.....
Oh wait! That's 6!
Don't tell my wife.
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.
2. One acoustic and one electric.
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!
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.
I think the Gear Page has a, uh, higher standard.
That just means that subliminally you need twice as many guitars as you think you do!
Wooden Parlor/tiny acoustic
Fender Strat or Tele
Gibson Humbugger Guitar
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)
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
I’m pretty sure the right answer is 9.
I currently own 8.
I felt like I had the basics covered by the time I had about 17. So let's say 21 to be safe.