Why so many guitars?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryb, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

    Jan 12, 2020
    Gave up justifying guitars & amps to myself last year...once they are used to record & song goes on CD..it's part of the keepers. I thoroughly enjoy setting them all up. each one has provided a fun quest of learning. All of em are dif sounding & for a specif sound. Converted from 25 years of bass 5 years ago to guitar..used to be simple P & Jazz & Ampeg SVT. Now it's pretty crazy. 3 years down now since wife(singer) was hurt bad & traumatic brain injury. So the gear has been my friend while i take care of her.
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  2. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    I remember my dad saying (tongue in cheek) if one is good, two has to be better.
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  3. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Gretschie

    Why so many guitars?
    Because you're crazy. ;)
  4. emitex

    emitex Synchromatic

    Aug 21, 2014
    Nice collection! I notice your Tele has a Filtertron in the neck. You're starting me thinking... :- )
  5. steve cook

    steve cook Newbie

    Jan 6, 2020
    sheffield, UK.
    Guitars are like motorbikes - You can NEVER have too many.
  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    My day used to say, " Balls, cried the queen, If I had them, I'd be King....The king laughed(ha ha), because he had too/two:D
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  7. Jemwielder

    Jemwielder Electromatic

    May 13, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    I’m actually good on guitars. It would have to be something really special for me to go for it. I do have my eye on a Mandocello and a nice open back banjo for frailing. Also would like to get my hands on a nice 12 string.
  8. Sunshine

    Sunshine Synchromatic

    Jun 28, 2008
    Espoo, Finland
    I just want different flavors - different pickups and bodies)
    - VG Stratocaster (American Stratocaster pickups with Roland VG pickup)
    - Les Paul (Gibson '57 Classic pickups)
    - Les Paul (Seymour Duncan "Slash" pickups)
    - ES-355 (Gibson '57 Classic pickups with Varitone, hollow body)
    - Flying V (Gibson Dirty Fingers+ pickups)
    - Country Gentleman (TV Jones Classic pickups, mud switches, zero fret and hollow body, but no sound holes)
    - White Falcon (TV Jones Classic pickups, hollow body with sound holes)
    + two acoustic guitars.

    I have my dream guitar (White Falcon), but I'm missing a Setzer Hotrod with Setzer signature pickups and a '57 Silver Jet with Dynasonic pickups.

    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    huh!? i thought that was a photo! amazing...
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Beautiful work!
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  11. CarbonSink

    CarbonSink Electromatic

    Oct 30, 2019
    Derry, NH, USA
    Update - My wife just said that she really likes our His 'n Hers thing and that the G2655 is a beauty. She'd want hers with a Bigsby, I'm sure. And stain, not paint.

    Might just go have a look...
  12. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Have her take a look at the B3 + Towner mod vs. the B5 and see which she would prefer.
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  13. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    Nobody has defined how many is too many. So I guess I'm fine for now.
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  14. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    dmun said:
    The algorithm is a deep secret.
    You have to achieve a pretty advanced degree of Dante’s 9 Levels of Hell before they tell you.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
  15. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    Can’t wait to try that on my wife.
    If I stop posting, assume it was foul play.
  16. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    I tell myself:
    “Even Baskin Robbins stopped at 32.”

    Oh wait. Goggle claims they are at 35 now.
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  17. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    Wherever "Midsommer" is, I agree. Statistically there are entirely too many murders for one hamlet. These people are OCD.
    No way I'm moving to that neighborhood.
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  18. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Gretschie

    Feb 17, 2020
    In my late 60s and on Jan 1 decided to learn to play. Walked into GC on Jan 2 and bought an Epi SG, and ordered a Fender LT-25 that was out of stock.
    Learning is fun and there is something magical about how a guitar sounds and feels and comes alive in your hands, wow I had no idea!

    1. Started watching guitar videos and learning and heard the differences between models (thankfully have decent 3-way component speaker system on computer). Watched videos that show the 4 or 5 or 6 "guitars every player should own" and like the idea.
    2. It is incredible how good the "less expensive" guitars are today. Even the $200 Epis and Squiers and Yamahas (and others) can be decent sounding and playable (with setup) and when you get up closer to $400-$500 the quality and fit and finish are amazing. As many comparison videos show, it's often hard to tell any difference between the good $500 import guitars and the $2000+ models.

    So I bought the Epi SG and love it. Then the Squier Contemporary Tele (beautiful Red metalflake). Then GS put the Epi Les Pauls on sale and got one of those. Then decided I needed s single-coil Fender Strat and got a MIM. Always loved the Gretsch sound and bought a G2622 as my first G. Another GC sale and I got 20% off a G&L Tribute ASAT Special.

    So I've got an SG and Les Paul and Strat and 335-style Gretsch and two T-types and I love them all. All sound different and play different and feel and look different and I should be happy.
    At this point I am just a beginning player but guitars aren't like anything else; they're alive with their own personalities and each stimulates me in different ways.
    There are at least another half-dozen I'd like to get but it's time to stop buying. But today there are a couple of great deals on FB and craigslist and.....
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020
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  19. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Electromatic

    Aug 16, 2019
    United States
    Also, while I have a considerable number of instruments, the amount I've spent on them is considerably less than what I see people throw at other hobbies, like golf, photography, cars, or wine. I also am not a big traveler. Strings are cheap. :)
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