Re: Are you a promiscuous guitar owner?
For me, I find that having a well balanced mix of guitars are key, different tunings, backup purposes, various tones and sounds, etc.
With that being said, Picasso didn't own just one paint brush..
In the recent years, I have learned to shed down my herd, rather than buying that next guitar just to put it in the collection. Like many I've talked to, it's an addiction, and yes I have been there. When GAS sets in, it consumes everything just to have that fix. Once the new one arrives, a sigh of relief, then the next one comes along and repeat. I've learned that once I have a handful of guitars for various purposes, being some collector pieces or not, having just one guitar is hard to do. This does work for some, getting that one guitar, and owning it for a while, or perhaps for a little while and sell/trade up to a different one, keeping only one.
What's that famous question:
How many guitars does a guitarist need?
Answer: just one more!
I find all that silly in my recent days, but to each his own.. Personally, a good handful is sufficient. The number; that depends on the need, gigging musician or light player, teacher, etc..