My wife and I own 16; far too many for our skill level. The bad stuff: Three years ago my mother committed suicide. That really knocked me back onto my heels. Four months later, my only brother (the musician in our family) did the same. That broke me. The good stuff: I got three of my brother's guitars and decided to learn to play (at 55 years of age). My wife decided to join me and we made it a 'thing'. We'd stop for a drink on our way home from lessons, practice together, clink glasses every time we screw it up, great fun! Also, decent therapy to help mourn a guitar player. To be fair, every note I play is tinged with a bit of 'if only he could hear me' sadness and likely always will (it's getting dusty in here, sorry). We had a little money from my mother's estate and engaged in about 7 or 8 thousand US dollars* of retail therapy over the course of the last three years. I thought my candy-apple red G5420 was my final guitar, but then the G2655 in Gunmetal came along. Who knows? At a glance: His 'n Hers acoustics (Ibanez & Seagull) His 'n Hers Fender Stratocasters His 'n Hers Gibson Les Pauls His 'n Hers Gretsch G5420s Ibanez GSR200 Bass Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster Gretsch G2655 Fender Malibu Player (also candy-apple red) Alvarez acoustic 'knock around' Martin LXM travel guitar Yamaha acoustic 'boat guitar' (was on his sailboat, now lives on ours) Yamaha FS800 (her first guitar, now her classroom guitar) To be honest, they are mostly expensive wall hangings. They do all get played a little and they're beautiful and they make us happy. I've been playing just the G2655 since I got it in November. I might go back to the G5420 soon. *That's probably low (maybe way low), some things are best left unexplored.