Is anyone else done buying guitars?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by rebuhrman, May 28, 2021.

  1. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    Those of us who have or have had big collections of guitars each may have their respective reasons for owning those. I truly viewed my so called collection as part of an adventure exploring many different body shapes, styles and pickup configurations. It was FUN. I started filling up closets and stands with guitars and had difficulty remembering what I actually had never mind the last time I Played a particular piece.

    Now I am down to 7 ( I need to sell one) electric guitars and would be delighted to get down to 3 - 5 but it would be very difficult to dig much deeper at this point. I am no longer overwhelmed by choices and really enjoy the few that remain. Despite my poor hearing I also still enjoy the sonic variation of different humbucking pickups in my semi hollow guitars. I did miss having a full hollow and also missed having a Gretsch in the fold. So I got a G2420T and just recently a slimmer G2410tg. If the 2410tg had been available I would not have purchased the 2420. Although many folks may not consider a Streamliner a real Gretsch, I think it nails the essence of what Gretsch does with a twist. I like the buckers in these but may someday have a set of Filtertrons installed but there is no hurry.

    I learned to never say never so "done buying" is good intentions but at least I am now grounded in the concept of one in one out.
  2. rs-guitar

    rs-guitar Electromatic

    Feb 19, 2021
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I haven’t bought a guitar since my last one.
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  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    @Mark W

    I can dig that! That kind of fun is my kind of fun. I love to learn about new guitars and see what they inspire but not necessarily hold on to them.
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  4. Petley

    Petley Newbie

    Dec 5, 2019
    I actually took two guitars to an auction
    My 1954 gibson and a Rickenbacher.
    At 115 guitars it’s Time to cut back.
    It is hard to resist the next deal. Lol
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  5. Tech21

    Tech21 Electromatic

    Feb 23, 2018
    New Zealand
    Well, I'm still alive so..... NO.

    Even if you think you've finished buying them there's always that guitar that comes up for sale that's just irresistible, a 'must have' guitar, an 'I always wanted one' guitar, or one just that's so much of a bargain you must buy it.
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  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    BTW...if anyone has a two-tone sunburst Squier CV 50’s Stratocaster in the 7lb range let’s talk!
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  7. Dave Murray

    Dave Murray Gretschie

    Feb 27, 2016
    Indio, CA
    I have around 35 guitars and will never sell any of them, I will pass them on through my will. But I am finished buying guitars . . . a few months ago I bought my 4th Gretsch, it's a 2016 G5220 Electromatic Jet in Casino Gold. I love it.
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  8. guitarfarm

    guitarfarm Country Gent

    Probably. I have nobody to leave them to and sometimes I start to think of thinning the herd for that basic reason. I have a recurring nightmare that I die and my wife sells them all for what I told her I paid for them.
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  9. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    I stopped counting over 250 and kept finding new ones I had bought and stored and forgot. Pedals and amps are ridiculous as well.
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  10. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    I am ashamed I sold so many !
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  11. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Amazing. Congrats Robert, you win. But where do you keep them all. I am having a really hard time with space.
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Did CV strats ever come in pine?

    I have an early sunburst ‘60 CV which surprisingly has a 2-piece (center seamed) Alder body, but the grain is almost like mahogany. Weird.
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  13. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    CV 50’s in trans white and 2 tone sunburst are pine. The other finishes are nato or poplar. Nato has a mahogany-ish grain, not sure how strict the adherence to wood types is on the imports?
    Yours have the rosewood fingerboard?
    I have an extreme prejudice against certain woods for absolutely no reason. Despise poplar and Pau Ferro on a guitar despite having no experience with either. Indian Laurel is fine in my world?
    Not only is most of this based on no hands-on knowledge, I really wonder if the terms “pine” and “alder” even correspond to the varieties we associate with those terms?
    In looking around the web, the same model/year /finish Squier FsR Esquire I just purchased was listed by music stores variably in the UK as poplar, nato, pine/nato, or pine depending on the website. Sweetwater in the US listed it as pine...I’ll likely never know (unless I route for a second pickup).
  14. guitarfarm

    guitarfarm Country Gent

    But, if I could find a really nice old archedtop acoustic, I would be sorely tempted.
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