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1 will do 8 7.08%
3 is enough 34 30.09%
At least 7 37 32.74%
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post #61 of 72 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

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I compare it to bikes. one for race, on for dirt, and one for cruising, so 3 is cool for me. I'm happy enough with 3 types of woods, pickups and looks.
Hmmm... this thread cursed me. Only a week after my reply I got a 4th one lol. Forgot that one should have a 7-string
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post #62 of 72 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

Yeah, I have to apologise for that. Starting this thread has made me realise how many guitars there are that I really need to at least play, if not own, eg; never even played a 7 string!
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post #63 of 72 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

Oh man, what a can of worms to open. I say you can never really have too many, the more the merrier! Right now I have nine (counting my basses and the one acoustic I have), and they all get played. Each guitar has a different personality and a different purpose...often used for different tunings or different music. Although, really, I have four electrics that get played more than the rest. I think five is a pretty good number...realistically speaking, you could probably get any kind of sound you want with five guitars.
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post #64 of 72 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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right now i only got 2. but i always want more and more but never have the $$$$$
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post #65 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-04-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

3 , 2 floyds one for standard tuning and one for Eb and one fixed bridge.
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post #66 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

I going to say At least 7...

I have four right now, just sold two so around seven is a good number.
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post #67 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

I'm at 9 but I'm about at my limit and may sell some of them. I've become more a creature of function. I find myself wanting to hear the different things I can get out of an RG. I'm also drifting more towards fixed bridges due to their simplicity and improved sustain. I don't use the bar much to begin with.
Most are either used or Indonesian too.
The last one I got was a DT-200 used off the bay. Just got a Super Distortion and a Humbucker from Hell. With those, a fixed bridge, and a large mahogany body it should sound monstrous!
I'd like a RG7321 next to have a fixed 7 that I can retune easily.
I also like the RGT42; the black fixed bridge that didn't come with EMG's. A mahogany neck-thru fixed bridge with a Tone Zone. mmmmmmmm!
The ICT700 in white would be nice too, but IMO it's priced far too much above what I think it's worth. Maybe I'll wait to find a used IC400 on the bay and put in Deactivators.
The RG321 is really nice too, and at $300 still a good bargain!
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post #68 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

After seeing this I don't think you can have too many.


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post #69 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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After seeing this I don't think you can have too many.


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I've seen that before. It makes me sick. All those guitars and no Ibanez??!?!
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post #70 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

Seriously why would you need so many Les Pauls? Now if he had a varied collection I could understand. I guess its' like Yngwie with his collection of Strats.
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post #71 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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Re: How many guitars is enough?

Bare minimum 2 electrics (Fixed and trem) and an acoustic, I'd prefer 17.
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post #72 of 72 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Seriously why would you need so many Les Pauls? Now if he had a varied collection I could understand. I guess its' like Yngwie with his collection of Strats.
Well you know, if you got money and are bored why not? I mean, heck, he was in a huge band and he did play lots of concerts, and then he was in another, pretty successful, band playing lots of concerts, so you know, there are a lot of opportunities to show them off. Unlike most of us, who are lucky enough if one other person we know in real life, not on the net, actually cares what a Jem 777vhw or whatever you play is.

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Bare minimum 2 electrics (Fixed and trem) and an acoustic, I'd prefer 17.

I think you are right except I'd say two electrics minimum: fixed and trem, two acoustics: classical and steel string (I like classicals a lot).

I'd say a decent collection would be one stratty sounding guitar, one LP or set neck mahogany guitar, a fully recessed trem superstrat, a tele, something like a ES-335 and then one deadnaught acoustic, one classical, a different sounding steel string, maybe a 12 string, acoustic.

For me that would be enough to record all the guitar parts I could think of. So how many is that? 8.

Then, I would like to have 8 guitars. If I was gigging a lot I'd have to have a back up for the guitars I use th emost and that woul dbe my superstrat (Ibanez RG) so then I'd take the count up to 10 (2 backups) would be a decent collection for a someone who is a serious musician and records and gigs a lot.

I on the other hand have just one guitar.
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