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whats the perfect min. number of guitars?

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

  1. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Good thought. We all need a safety margin.
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  2. Texas_tele2015

    Texas_tele2015 Tele-Meister

    Dec 17, 2014
    Mesquite, TX
    Does buying guitars to fix up or part out count LOL well I just added another pawn shop find to the collection 1507834103140.jpg a vintage Hondo II ES-335 copy. And got it for a steal beautiful color excellent condition for its age.
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  3. j-bro

    j-bro TDPRI Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Winchester MA
    I've got 5, 1 is all I need.

    G&L Legacy Special - 1st guitar, can't part with it just on principal

    Martin - 1960s classical nylon string. Received as a gift, sentimental value

    Eastman - dreadnought. Bluegrass

    Rick Kelly Tele - amazing instrument. Clone of Bill Frisell's Kelly Tele

    MJT Partscaster Tele - my #1. Intonation is awesome. Twangs for days. I do sometimes miss the middle position of my G&L, but not much. To me, the late 50s/early 60s Teles stand alone

    Fun question! Cool to see everyone's responses

  4. joealso

    joealso Tele-Meister

    Dec 25, 2012
    East Haddam, CT
    One more than you have right now
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  5. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 26, 2014
    On the island of Malta, they say there are 365 churches, one for every day of the year.

    So if you find guitar playing takes you to a higher level ...... Hmmmm
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  6. j-bro

    j-bro TDPRI Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Winchester MA
    It would be nice to have a partscaster strat...that would be just 1 more

  7. swampyankee

    swampyankee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Feb 5, 2015
    Southeastern MA
    I f I had to, I'd cut back to 4 guitars - a solid body, a semi-hollow body, an acoustic, and a bass. That would cover anything I'd be expected to play.
    Now, which one of each would be the bigger question. Obviously my Tele, and my old P Bass. I'd choose my orphan Gretsch over the Starcaster I guess. But I might sell both and go looking for the ideal semi-hollow. The other dilemma would be which acoustic.

  8. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    I suppose one acoustic and one electric.

    But the ones that do 98% for me are

    Fender Strat
    Fender Tele
    Gibson ES-347
    Gibson ES-175
    Rickenbacker 360-12
    Custom OM acoustic
    Gibson J-45

  9. Felino

    Felino Tele-Meister

    Apr 28, 2016

  10. draggindakota

    draggindakota Tele-Meister

    Jun 28, 2017
    Lehigh Acres, Florida
    My absolute minimum would be 1: an acoustic.

    My ideal would be:
    335-style with humbuckers
    Something P90 flavored
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  11. Mayas caster

    Mayas caster Tele-Holic

    Dec 21, 2015
    Caraquet N.-B. Canada
    One, always have one...
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  12. ZeroGravity

    ZeroGravity TDPRI Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    I'm not big on acoustics so my list would be

    Tele (MIM Standard, check)
    Strat (MIM Standard, check)
    Les P (wishlist)
    Semi-hollow (Epi Dot, Check)
    Bass (No name P-copy, check)

    Bonus points for P90 guitar of any type. (wishlist)

  13. Strebs

    Strebs Tele-Meister

    Dec 24, 2015
    Birmingham, AL
    3 is the perfect number of guitars.

    1 Tele
    1 Backup for Tele. Could be another type of electric.
    1 Acoustic
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  14. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    4....strat, tele, jazzmaster, classical.
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  15. SoulstormTX

    SoulstormTX Tele-Meister

    Jul 14, 2017
    San Antonio, Tx
    Absolute bare bones minimum for me would be 6. 2 Strats, 2 Teles, an acoustic, and a classical.

  16. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    I have 7, will likely have 9 by spring.

    I could easily get by with my tele and really good Gibson or Martin acoustic.

    I could live with just a really good acoustic. Relatively comfortably.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
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  17. acstorfer

    acstorfer Tele-Holic

    Mar 11, 2007
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I’ll go with two for myself.

    My Gibson Songwriter for an acoustic

    My Mockingbird for an electric. It’s pretty sick when it comes to sound versatility.
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  18. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    One of each
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  19. LP26

    LP26 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    Earth (Part-Time)
    For no particular reason I think six would be ideal.
    Right now I have seven.

    Tele Pro - TV Jones Starwood Pickups
    Tele Pro - Lollar Charlie Christian Pickups
    Gibson ES-330 - P90's
    Gibson 1959 ES-175D - Humbuckers
    Gibson J-45 Vintage - Adi Top & Braces
    Martin 000-18 GE - Adi Top & Braces
    Breedlove Oregon Concert - Baggs Anthem Pickup

  20. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Holic

    Apr 1, 2011
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    1 Acoustic
    1 Tele

    I have to loose 8!.......but No!

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