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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

I just counted.. I have 18 guitars..2 of them are basses.

I've been thinking about getting a Jem7VWH

All my guitars for one reason or another, whether crappy or not mean something to me.. a great show, a funny story etc.

The ones I just never play anymore are:
RG350DX
S470DXQS
Washburn N2
Yamaha FG351
SR400 Bass

Do I sell these and use that money to buy one guitar, or do I keep them and just buy my 19th guitar?

Stupid question I know, I mean I'm a grown man, but for some reason I always think I'll regret letting go of a guitar. It's like they're my kids or something. So I ask you guys. Sell/trade straight up, or just find another 1600 bucks laying around and get one more?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

The difference between having 18 or 19 guitars is not too big...
People will say you have GAS in the same way!
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

Well, I could never justify having guitars that don't get played, but if that works for you then go for it. One more shouldn't hurt right?
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 10:44 PM
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

Yeah, pare it down, have fewer guitars but higher quality ones. Make sure all your bases are covered: a superstrat, a strat, a Les Paul style, an acoustic, a bass...
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

just get somthing nice, allways better than 18-19 low quality.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

Eek 50/50

I have highend guitars too, only a few play as good or better then my S470. But it's not the first one I reach for.

It was convenient to leave guitars at multiple band spaces for practice, but that doesn't happen anymore, and I think it hit me today when they were all in one place....and no place to put them.

Yep, the more I think about it the more I think it's time to pare it down.

Keep my Universe, my RG7620, 777, Martin 000-15, my SR700, PRS CE22 and a few other sentimentals

Still a decent collection.. actually I don't like the PRS, other then to look at, maybe dump that too, get a nice strat that I'm missing, sell the low end stuff for a VWH

and I hate to say it, but start buying guitars at random again

Thanks guys..

Others feel free to dissuade me or reaffirm the smart move!
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

argh, you guys kill me! treating such expensive guitars like toys lol.

"uh, yeha, you know, i guess the Jem doesn't suit my wallpaper, but my les paul does, i'll have to keep it!"

just joking. but still...
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

I was in a similar situation, with 10 high end guitars---all from different companies. I sold off 5 of the guitars I rarely used or would never feel comfortable performing with,,,,,and got a brand new Jackson SL2H and Ibanez jem 77Vbk from the sales. Yeah, I miss some of the guitars, but only from a collector sense.......guitars I would look at but never play much. I only built up the collection to find which guitars I really feel at home with. I think the trade off was worth it. I'd say narrow down your collection from my experience.
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Re: Too many guitars..do I consolodate?

Its quality not quantity !!! :P
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Its quality not quantity !!! :P
O yea, you got that right, man thats what its all about.
as soon as you play highend guitar you will feel the differance.
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I'd agree with the fewer better idea.

Also consider what tunings you need. I had 3-4 guitars of which 2 shared standard tuning - which was silly. So i sold them now I have my medium range prestige Ibanez and a Ran Custom 7 - Drop C and Standard B respectively.

As they say quality > quantity.
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Charity is your only cure, I'll take the RG350 just to help you I'm no high end snob.

Joking joking. I definately agree one great axe is better than 3-4 case/rack dwellers. I think Gilkybear has it all figured out.
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Its quality not quantity !!! :P
Very true but quantity is more fun. :P
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Toss me the SR400! lol.
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Yeah, pare it down, have fewer guitars but higher quality ones. Make sure all your bases are covered: a superstrat, a strat, a Les Paul style, an acoustic, a bass...
.... and a Tele.
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