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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, Jul 29, 2020.
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3. 45 lifetime
Timely topic...I have fantasized about owning one instrument that I play all the time, know inside and out, and love dearly. But I can't even decide if I would chose to play bass, mandolin or guitar. I currently have 5...White Falcon, Rickenbacker 360 WB/12, '77 Fender P Bass, Martin 000-28 and Collings MT Gloss Top Mandolin, all left handed. I will never part with the Ric 12, so I guess my actual goal would be 2 instruments. But I don't want to quit playing mandolin, and I'm a better bass player than anything else. And why would I part with a gorgeous lefty White Falcon? The Martin could be in jeopardy, but I can see it now...I would later decide I really need to have an acoustic. So it looks like 5, but without a doubt, a one-in-one out policy going forward.
12/12... yeah needs to sell something... why on earth do I need two Strats, for example?
1. About 35
2. About 35
I have about 35 guitars, electrics and acoustics, nylon and steel strings, 6-strings and 12-strings, including three Gretschs, and I would not want to part with any of them. I once sold a Vega banjo back in 1970 because I needed money. I regretted that and I will never sell another instrument. When I buy an instrument, I love it and it becomes a part of my life, like a painting or a sculpture. To me, guitars are not like a fine wine that is meant to drink and then throw away the bottle, to me guitars are for keeping and playing, for the joy each brings to me, each in its own special way.
I also have two bass guitars, three banjos, three ukuleles and two mandolins. Oh yeah, and then there is the old electronic keyboard, two tambourines, a cajon drum and a Chinese erhu. I don't count my wife's father's old violin that is unplayable due to damage sixty years ago, but maybe I should, and maybe I should make it playable again, or hang it on the wall. Besides all those wonderful instruments, I believe I still have a set of castanets and maracas somewhere in my attic. Olé!
That is one BADASS 335!!
47,and it was too many,but fun. I have 16 now,including last acoustic gretsch built in US(non custom shop)
35 at one time but I've since received treatment and in recovery. I'm down to 8 of which 5 are Gretsch. The treatment has been hell but at least it freed up some money to feed other addictions (eg: beer)
Presently, I own 11 guitars - the most I've ever owned. Some of them (Gretsch 6196T Country Club) are of far better quality than someone with my limited ability deserves to own. I just like guitars! Beside the Gretsch, I have 3 Teles (one is a 12 string), 5 acoustic electrics including a 12 string, an old arch top, and a resonator, a Jazzmaster, and an Epi Les Paul Custom. I also have a lap steel and a 6 string banjo. Now, I just need to learn to play...
2. Twelve, attempting to pare down to a core of 8. Well, make that 9 when I sell 4 of the current harem and buy a Tele.
I am almost ashamed ... 65....ummm 11 that are Gretsch, unless you count a double neck as two then I have 12 that are Gretsch.
1. 10, including a 5422TG in walnut. Also soon to be 11, as I'm waiting on the delivery of a trans-blue Godin LGX-SA next week.
Edited to mention I'm just a hobbyist songwriter type. Mainly family members and cats hear me play.
1. 4 (2 Squier Strats, 1 Epiphone LP, 1 Applause by Ovation)
2. 4 (same one's)
Once I bought the guitars, moved onto amps for each at the time to try to find what I felt matched well with each guitar.The Pyle was basically a blind purchase for the LP. Didn't like it's sound and have come to realize being open back it plays better with an acoustic electric. Also why I modded it to work with other amp heads, so that the speaker could get more electric guitar play.
1. 4 (Solid State amps, Pyle PVAMP60 combo *, Fender Mustang I V2 combo, VHT Redline Micro 6 pedal amp head, Tube Amp Pulse PM15H, matching head & PM112 cab)
2. 4 (same one's)
* Pyle is modified to be used as a cab with the amp heads or as a combo.
Pedals, very basic, Noise Gate, VHT V-Four OD/Distortion/Metal/Redline (Djent Metal) modes for a pre-amp section. Behringer V-Amp 3 for amp & cab models with all the effects. If the Micro 6 & Behringer V-Amp 3 (more like a desktop console) are considered pedals, then:
None of them are considered iconic collectibles, but they sound decent enough to enjoy. 4 seems to be my magic number though for what I'm willing to chase. I do think at some point I'll want a 2x10 or 2x12, but there's no way I'm chasing the 4x10 or 4x12 credenza.
I have 8 guitars but SO FAR none are a Gretsch. I hope that will change soon. My bTwangy Guitar has got me on the hunt.
I see "Google translation" is still atrocious. Welcome to Gretschville though.
Most at one time is probably 7 if you count the bass guitars. Down to four now. I love to buy guitars but now I have a rule that if I buy one I have to sell one.
Currently I have 10.
Most I had was 30