How many guitars do you own?

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

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I really don't know. They're not all here so I can't line them up.
     
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  2. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    471
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    16 max
    16 current
     
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  3. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    217
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Max was probably 9-10.
    Current is 7... 4 electrics (all Gretsch), 2 acoustics, and 1 bass.

    I tend to take a "one in, one out" approach... typically because I can't afford to add a new guitar without letting one go first!
     
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  4. afire

    afire Country Gent

    My guitar collection is a singularity.
     
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  5. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    Age:
    55
    924
    Feb 8, 2012
    Vegas,USA
    24 at one point, I am now at 4 Prolines
     
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  6. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    20-ish. Down to 14. Mostly used/rescues. Nothing fancy. A few had to be put down. Certainly the wife put her foot down. I told my guitars they could stay if they started paying rent. They balked. We got lawyers sorting it out.
     
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  7. Stencil

    Stencil Gretschie

    Age:
    58
    308
    Oct 19, 2009
    Gif-sur-Yvette, or the AF lounge
    • I think the most I ever owned was about 25 (including two basses).
    • I got that down to about 23 recently by selling off two cheaper guitars (that incidentally were my only two acoustics, a 12-string Harley Benton and a 6-string Fender dreadnought.)
    I sincerely believe that I own all the expensive models I'll ever want (Gretsch proline and Electromatic, Les Paul, Firebird, several Strats and Teles, a couple of Rics...) so my current strategy is to get the occasional GAS fix from the ever-expanding, and improving, Harley Benton range. Current objects of my lust are the Prince Telecaster copy, and their take on a Les Paul Junior with a single P90. Each of these beauties retails new for about €190.
     
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  8. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    745
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    I've been kicking the idea of an SG like yours around for a while now. I in NO way need another guitar, but i do not have one with 2 P90s yet soooo...
     
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  9. christophervolume

    christophervolume Electromatic

    38
    Apr 15, 2020
    St. Louis
    Soooo, you DO need one.
     
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  10. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    64
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Man... Somebody really likes Telecasters.
     
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  11. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    HOLY CRAP! I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT MY BASSES!.... Ok. Now we're talking 114. Sorry about that.
     
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  12. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Electromatic

    27
    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    Q: How many guitars do I own???
    A: More than my sorry skills merit +1
    That's All Folks:p
     
  13. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    218
    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    Max was maybe 30. Current population is a bit over 20. Probably 11-12 get a lot of playing time, the rest are jealous or need me to repair/fix/upgrade something on them.
     
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  14. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    745
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    Well, I'm an open minded fella, and always open to new information. So, yeah, I guess I really do!
     
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  15. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    427
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Once owned five guitars.
    Now I own four.
    Unless you don't count a lap steel as a guitar. Then subtract one from both those numbers.
     
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  16. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    319
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Three years ago, I had three guitars, the same three I'd had for decades. Then the kids' tuition bills wound down and I started collecting. Now I'm up to fifty guitars, basses, and banjos I haven't learned to play yet. It's sick. But I'm finding what best suits the music I most enjoy, and I'll prune my collection. I have a half dozen that I plan to sell as soon as I photograph them. I woke up this morning from a dream in which I decided to sell my vintage Hagstrom so someone more qualified can restore it. I think this thread might have prompted that dream.
     
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  17. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Three and three.
     
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  18. Cassotto

    Cassotto Gretschie

    Age:
    46
    366
    Jun 16, 2019
    Spain
    The answer is the same in both cases, as I've never got rid of a guitar: six.

    - Nylon-string Spanish guitar.
    - DeArmond T-400 in Tennesse orange.
    - Gretsch Duo Jet George Harrison Signature.
    - Epiphone EJ-200 vintage sunburst acoustic.
    - Squier Strat (no clear model, as it seems to share specs from at least a couple of them), painted psychodelic in a crude way once I had too much time on my hands.
    - Höfner 500/1 V62 bass (does this count as a guitar?)
     
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  19. Sunshine

    Sunshine Synchromatic

    638
    Jun 28, 2008
    Finland
    1. 10
    2. 10
     
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  20. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Well next week it will change, God willing. Hundreds !
     
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