How many guitars do you own?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    1. Most guitars owned at one time = 20
    2. Current number of guitars owned = 20
    3. Less guitars owned at one time and for years = 1 (see below)


    Two of them (included in the 20) are currently in the hands of a luthier pal... For several years already ! I hope he will finish them before I die... o_O

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  2. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Mar 27, 2020
    1. 4
    2. 4

    Haven't gotten rid of one so far.
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  3. floeighty2

    floeighty2 Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2014
    1. I think 7 or 8
    2. 5

    I tend to rotate quite a lot and there’s a couple I’ll never lose. What I found is that when I have a few more, they tend to languish in the corner for months and then I feel greedy for having them and not using them so selling and trading begins until that happens all over again!

    I also get really bad GAS for nice limited editions etc, but then I get them and realise that it’s not what I REALLY want. Maybe there’s a reason you never see a pro playing a super deluxe tele live...
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  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Four working electric three acoustic.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
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  6. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    1. Too many
    2. Never enough

    OLDBOLDDIVER Electromatic

    1. Seven
    2. Five at the moment
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  8. wizard_23

    wizard_23 Gretschie

    Jul 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia

    Including 2 for sale, 4 that need some work to be playable, 1 budget nylon that I haven't opened the bag of in years.
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  9. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    1. Seven (7)
    2. Four (4)

    I knew I had a serious problem when I sold my D-42K for more than I paid for it. The good news is it was my beater guitar. The bad news is my better half went out the next day and bought a new bedroom set. This post has helped me realize that every guitar I have ever purchased was an impulsive buy. We still have the bedroom set.

    If anyone has the 1973 Martin 000-18 (SN 333070) and could part with it, I would pay a premium price (plus the finders fee). It was my first guitar, and I spent all of the money I had saved for college on it. It's been downhill from there.

    Oh, look! A White Falcon...
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I have four production guitars, 6 made for me, four made by me, so 14 now, but three will likely be for sale soon. However four more are in various build stages.

    Most ever: mid 20s.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
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  11. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  12. rze99

    rze99 Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2017
    London, England
    Quite a lot

    I don't have this number of guitars now...

    ...I have more!;-D
  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    That is a nice compact great collection
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  14. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Gretschie

    Aug 16, 2019
    United States
    21 (counting my Bass VI) on both counts.

    I am indeed done, and I am not looking to get rid of any.
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  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    7 at the moment, that will change momentarily


    And.......That will change due to my one in one out policy returning the total to 7.
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  16. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    1. 13 - 10 functional, 3 in various states of disrepair
    2. ditto.
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  17. flashsync

    flashsync Electromatic

    Feb 7, 2018
    Gilbert, Arizona
    17 max
    14 current, 7 are Gretsch (I need help)

    sell the old one.jpg
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  18. coryb

    coryb Electromatic

    Jul 15, 2017
    I believe my count is:

    Most guitars owned at one time = 28
    Current number of guitars owned = 23

    But there are several I'm thinking hard about selling and only a few that I'm thinking about buying. :p
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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    1.) a bit more than 40
    2.) six
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  20. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    If you don't count the 3 that are on consignment, and I don't, because they likely won't come back (the first 14 that went that way found new homes), then 41 is the current number (including a bass, a lap steel, and a mandoguitar), it's nice to not be tripping over them due to inadequate storage capacity, and if unemployment continues, more will probably have to go. Highest number at one time was 51 or 52, I think. Not feeling the need for any more, but that's always subject to change, though that may be kept in check by funding limitations.

    UPDATE: There are 42. I've got one that's been in the shop so long, I forgot I owned it. Someday it'll be done and I'll get it back.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020
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