"Why do you have so many guitars?"

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  1. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    I've been there , and I understand exactly how you feel . several years ago I purged myself of almost everything I owned __ just to escape the madness of being The Keeper of Things . I sold off several different types of collections that would never be " complete "

    I have 12 guitars now , and my wife ( who I've been trying to get to play for a couple of years now ) asked me the same question posted in the title of this thread . so one day , I sat her down and explained the different voices that they all had . to my surprise , she started to gain interest in the acoustics . now she's using some of them , and I have to admit that a burden has been lifted from my shoulders . less guilt in having so many , when they can be shared . . .

    I do like having so many . musical instruments seem to fall outside of the question " Do I have too many ? " . someday I can see myself coming to that conclusion , but for now . they are family
     
  2. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    So much win in these five words!
     
  3. Alderbeck

    Alderbeck Member

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    of course
     
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  4. Bluesky

    Bluesky Senior Member

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    Its a hobby. I love parts and creating something . My friends spend a ton shit more on Golf. I used to sell one for each I purchased , but now alot are home grown and they become like children.
     
  5. Dun Ringill

    Dun Ringill Premium Member

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    I had 2 when I met her (currently 40+). We each have our own money. There is nothing to deny because it did not go down that way.

    The right woman solves many issues before they happen!
     
  6. Roxy13

    Roxy13 Senior Member

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    I had someone say this about my music collection (CDs, vinyl, and yes, even tons of cassettes; I'm old).

    "Why have so many? You can only listen to one at a time."

    Ok, I guess you must choose one album then to last you your lifetime and never listen to anything else.
     
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    EasyAce Senior Member

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    *chuckling*

    I have two good historics that are two of my favourite players. Never had any desire to mod them. I never quite got why people call in the
    repairmen when something isn't broken.
     
  8. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    They are great guitars as they're built, I don't get the modding thing either.
     
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  9. EasyAce

    EasyAce Senior Member

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    I only ever really modded one guitar---my 67RI Flying V with the special paint job. And that was of necessity---she came with aftermarket
    pickups (Dragon IIs, if I remember right) and those kept shorting out, and I wasn't wild about their sound, so I swapped those out for a
    pair of P94s, since I'd always been impressed by a V I once heard with P90s, and the sound was to die for. (I've made a couple of cosmetic
    changes to a couple of guitars but that's not quite the same thing.)
     
  10. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    To which you should reply: "Why do you have so many pairs of shoes, so many different types/colors of makeup, and so many differents styles of "lingerie"?".

    Seriously, though. Some people (especially, non-players) just don't/won't get it.

    I have 7 guitars, 6 of which are electric. 3 with HB's (2 LPs, and a Squier M-80), 2 with SC's (Hamer Pacer, Kent Americana), and 1 with SSH combo (Alverez Dana II). Every one of them sounds completely different.
     
  11. Dolebludger

    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    I have "so many guitars" because I have been on a "tone search" for almost 60 years and kept trying and buying guitars in search for "the tone". Stupid me! I finally learned that I should be looking for amps -- not more guitars.
     
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  12. NewDayHappy

    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    "Why do I have so many guitars?"

    Well, let's see! I got my birthdate, my sobriety anniversaries, I got Christmas. Am I missing anything? :thumbs:
     
  13. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    Speaking of sobriety anniversary, this is my wife and I's 10th anniversary of being sobor. We're going to California!
     
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    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    Cool! May 19th marks 1 year for me, I'm terrified about relapsing.
     
  15. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    well . even though you have ten fingers . it's so easy to send a message with just one
     
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    GT40 Senior Member

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    In all honesty, literally no one has ever asked me to justify anything I own.
    If anyone ever did, I would not dignify such a question with a response
     
  17. Razzle

    Razzle Senior Member

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    I have a lot of guitars because it feeds my passion for music and guitar, for which otherwise I seem to get no food at all.
     
  18. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    My preferred answer is "none of your business"
     
  19. efstop

    efstop Senior Member

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    I bought the '14 LPMM because I had no electric guitars.
    I bought the '13 '50s Tribute because it was dirt cheap.
    I bought the Tele because I didn't have a Tele.
    I bought the '17 Tribute T because I wanted a guitar with humbuckers.
    I bought the Mustang because I wanted a guitar with a vibrato arm.
    I bought the Squier bass because I wanted a bass.

    I still want a new Gibson dreadnought.
    I still want a Jazzmaster.
     
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  20. dennis g

    dennis g Senior Member

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    Old? You want old? I recently saw where Best Buy and Target are actually going to stop selling CD's due to lack of overall sales!! I remember 8 tracks. Reminds me of the post I saw recently that shows a couple of >10 year old's or so, saying "Tell us again, Grandpa, about the old days when you had to buy the whole album even if you only wanted one song."
     
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