Re: How many guitars and why?
I have 7 guitars, and 5 of them have a unique purpose.
1) Kona K1E electric-acoustic - ultra-thin-body depth, ideal ergonomically for when using an acoustic at a gig.
2) Washburn electric-acoustic, 1990's dreadnought model, the first guitar I ever bought, in 1994. Nice ornamentation touches for only a $400 guitar, like star-shape fret inlays, and white outer ply binding on the body and the headstock.
3) Gold Artic Frost RGR320EX - this is my #1 electric. I love the weight, the fit, the neck, and the tones. Neck pup is a Humbucker From Hell, and Bridge pup is the stock Designed by EMG which I love (yeah, I said it) - its relatively low output allows me to apply heavy gain from an MXR Fullbore Metal stompbox and achieve the right mix between crunch and definition. Tremol-no installed. Searching for a similar-sounding single-coil sized humbucker pup right now so I can squeeze a Roland GK3 synth pup behind it and the trem for use with a Roland GR-20 unit.
4) Black RGR350DX - I set this up to be able to be "a Strat", but get to have that Wizard neck and Edge tremolo that beats the feel of Fender neck and bridge (to me, at least).
Dimarzio Area 67's in the Neck and Middle, and Seymour Duncan Stag Mag sitting in a Triple Shot mounting ring for ultimate split/full/parallel options on itself plus in combo with the middle pup.
5) Silver Artic Frost RGR320EX - this is tuned down, for doing Pantera/Down/SOAD type stuff. Tuned to C#, but have a Tremol-no installed that lets me go a little further than that. The stock Designed by EMG hums really do just fine - no need to upgrade. Again, I love the weight, the fit, and the neck of these particular RG's.
6) Epiphone Les Paul Classic - my most recent purchase. Being my only guitar with alder and mahogany woods present (and A5 magnet based pickups), it has its own distinct personality when doing hard-rock/metal stuff using the bridge pup, and a very likeable personality at that. But, I did buy it more for sentimental reasons than anything else - looks very Slash-like and he was my first guitar hero. So alwasys wanted an LP, and one that had that amber/blond hue. This one has a yellowish-Amber quilted maple top. Luckily it's weight is not too bad like the real-deal LPs or lead-filled Agiles, but obviously it isn't fit-like-a-glove like the RGs. Neck pup tones very boomy low end. Dimarzio Eric Johnson pup has helped a lot with that, but still hard to dial out.
7) Speedster Traveller guitar - it compacts down small enough to qualify as a carry-on when flying. so you've got a git at hand with u when ur away from home (and helps avoid G.A.S. by now never having a need to wander to into the music stores in that area). and if u search out the local open mics in that area, bang - you're armed and dangerous. people get-off on the look of them, too, so not so bad for stage appeal.
Last edited by ArticFrost; 03-22-2013 at 06:08 PM.