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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Apr 2, 2019.
“Life is short....filled with stuff...don’t know what for....I ain’t had enough..”
Really, now-- this is a straw-man argument (not a reference to the OP-- he didn't actually make the video, he just posted it). As guitars are not essential for human survival, "Need" has nothing to do with it.
As long as you sufficiently cover family necessities-- food, clothing, shelter, health care, transportation, and whatever else your family deems essential, I don't care if you own a thousand guitars, if that's your thing. When it comes to non-essentials, "WANT" trumps "Need" any day of the week in most first-world countries.
I don't NEED any.
I have many, because I can.
If I was still gigging regularly, I'd NEED two identical ones.
If this pic doesn't demonstrate priorities I don't know what does...
Passed that point when I got my 2nd guitar a couple of decades ago.
Tomorrow I get a new one. After all, what's the difference...
It’s ok to need all of them, right?
I am working on having only 3, that I love and play the heck out of.... I need 2 electrics(a main and a backup) and 1 acoustic....as of now I own 4 electrics and 1 acoustic...
(3) Fender Telecasters
(2) Gretsch Hollowbody’s
(2) Gibson Acoustics
(2) H-59 Harmony Rockets
(2) Headway HJ-35’s
At least that’s what I tell myself!
Less than I have.
You only really "need" one guitar. However, "want" is a whole different thing...
Funny this came up as I just watched a video about this very subject yesterday. The one thing he did say was that the fewer guitars you have, the more familiar you get with all of the different quirks and features a guitar has, so essentially you should play better. My goal is to get three that I really love and feel comfortable with, 2 electrics and 1 acoustic. 2 electrics only because I think to have a well rounded sound ability, it's a good idea to have one hollow and one solid body.
Good news @mbkri there were only 10 cases in the second shot, so you can now go and buy another to make it up to the other 11!
Cats and guitars come just after wife and kids, and just above raking leaves!
It's the oldest joke on the forum:
What I have - plus one!
I have several friends that each own lots of guitars, over 30 each and some well above that. I admire them because I can’t do that. Not a money situation, it’s how I’m personally wired inside my little brain. I feel frustrated having guitars I don’t play. Quite a few years ago I was doing a show with a pretty well known player in the blues world at the time and in the green room before the show he asked how long I’d been playing my 355 and I couldn’t remember because it had been the only guitar I played for about as long as I remembered. I commented that I hadn’t seen him with anything other than his Super 400 for ages. His comment back was “you know, one day everybody just gives up and plugs a Tele straight into a Twin or Deluxe and gets on with it”. There’s a lot of truth there. These days I’ll take the guitar I’m going to play to the show and one as a back up. I’ll play one guitar all night, I like how that feels and these days I’m back to playing my 355 more, I almost sold it a while ago and glad I didn’t.
Hmmm... I currently have six stringed instruments.
Two 6-string electrics
One 12-string electric
One 6-string acoustic
One more 6-string electric (A Jet)
One 12-string acoustic
One more bass so I can have one with flats and one with rounds
Then I'll have all sounds/tones covered and anything after that will just be a "want".
One of them Minimalists hmm!?
Guitars are like hats, you can't have too may. My desire to own guitars is a lot greater than my ability to play them but I still like to hook them up and play them. At 70 years of age my ability will not get any better but the desire to learn is still there. I own several guitars 1. Gretsch 5120, 2. Gibson Les Paul, 3. Fender American Special Tele, 4. Takamine EF 360 , 4. Hohner HS 35. I guess its good fodder for my kids to fight over when I'm gone.
How Many Guitars Do You Need?
- Only one for playing. Well, I can't play two guitars at the exact same time...
- A bunch for my pleasure. Well, for the tone, the look, the feeling, or simply the object...
But it's me, OK ?
One of each.