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.
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.
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.