How many guitars do you have?
I've always said when these threads come up, that I'm small time, when compared to you guys (and I used to think that I had a glut of guitars)!
At the present time, I have 4.5 guitars:
3.5 electrics - Fender 69 Re-Issue Thinline Tele; Gretsch Country Club; Danelectro MOD 7, 7-string (anybody else on the GDP play 7-strings?), Fender Thinline Jaguar on layaway (the half guitar in the count)
1 acoustic - Seagull 12-string
I was sorely tempted for a while yesterday after work, to spend some money on a Squier Bullet Strat, for some cheap thrills (I tried out a couple that were going for $70 used). They were OK for the kind of use I'd get out of a Strat (not much - I haven't owned a Strat since 1984), but I decided to walk away, and see if the cheap GAS would go away (it seems to be lessening as of this morning).
I would still like to get my hands on a Gretsch George Van Epps, 7-string (to the best of my knowledge, it holds the distinction of being the world's first production 7-string electric), and possibly another Ric 360 (I liked the ones I had).
Well, what can I say? My cheap guitar GAS got the best of me - just in a different way! I took a look on EvilBay, at the old pre-FMIC Synchromatic Jets, since I have a soft spot for them (my first Gretsch [back in 2002], was a Synchromatic Jet Club, and I briefly had a Synchromatic Red Sparkle Jet w/f-hole in late 2008 & early 2009), and I wound up buying a Synchromatic Jr. Jet (the one with the steel guitar pickup in it) for $130, via the "Make an offer" option!
I have no self control!
Guitar players with self control????
Four guitars: a Maccaferri copy, a Gretsch 5125, a Norman dreadnought and a cheap nylon stringed classical.
Three trumpets: a 1980's Besson Meha, a Jupiter pocket trumpet (which I used for a period when I lived in two different places) and an old, cool looking "New York model" school instrument.
I'm sure I'm somewhere between 30-40 counting electrics, acoustics, and basses.
I have about 8 or 9...I'm with Walter though...need more amps.
One thing I've observed personally, with people I've known over the years, the guys I've known who had more than 20 guitars were just bedroom players, they werent in bands, they dont gig, they just sit around playing Hotel California and Here Comes The Sun riffs all day over and over again.
Looks like I'm gonna need a bigger boat...
12 6 in giging rotation:
Two Gretsch Two Strats Two acoustics
Others: Two basses Lap steel Mini acoustic Superstrat copy Banjo
13, one of which is in bits plus a mandolin and a uke.
Hmmm ...., more than average ...
1.) October 1967 6117 Double Annie 2.) April 1967 6117 Double Annie 3.) 2006 6128TDS 4.) 2008 5122 5.) 2010 Strat 6.) 1984 RIC 330 7.) 1984 RIC 4003-S 8.) 1984 Ovation Super Shallow 9.) 1967 Hőfner 500/1 10.) 1986 Alvarez 5150 11.) 1973 Gibson Southern Jumbo Deluxe 12.) 1999 Fender Precision 13. 2004 Fender Precision V 14.) 2011 Les Paul 60s Tribute Gold Top
I think that pretty much covers it.
Ten guitars, 1 ukelele. My girlfriend can't tell the difference if they're sunbursts.
1 Gretsch and 1 Taylor acoustic - although I have literally *never * once played the acoustic since I got it ~3 or 4 years ago (received it as a gift). So really, I only count the 1 Gretsch.
2 Hollow Electrics: - 6120 - Casino
2 Teles: - Esquire - Cabronita
1 Bass: - Squier Bronco
1 Acoustic: - Old Yamaha
4 Amps: - Vox AC4TV - Ibanez TSA15H - Peavey Classic 30 - Fender Twin Reverb
I'm a lot more interested in getting more amps than more guitars at this point. I still need a JTM45, an AC30, a Silvertone 1484, Tweed Deluxe, Dr. Z Maz...
12 at the moment.
9 Gretsches and 3 Ric's.
Mr Trouble is right though,when i was gigging regularly i had 2 !
Although i don't play Hotel California and Here Comes The Sun riffs all day over and over again.
Ten electric, one acoustic, one bass, two mandolins and one pedal steel.
eight electric, three six-string acoustic, one 12-string acoustic, one bass, one pedal steel. but i really only play half of the guitars regularly...mostly i play the two Tokais and the acoustics.
5 electrics, 2 acoustic, 1 bass - down from 20+ two years ago due to layoff. If I don't find steady work soon, I may end up axe-less.
7.5 including a mini-strat we bought our son for Christmas that he rarely uses. I'm starting to get some GAS pains which might have to be addressed.
Two. Damn it.
I think I have 18 and a Mandolin
Frequent Flyer 909
23 stringed instruments, including 13 Gretsches and a Bigsby reissue.
I went the opposite route from that described by Mr. Trouble. When I was a bedroom player, I had an acoustic, an electric, and a bass... and no amplifiers! Everything went straight to the mixer of my Yamaha 4-track cassette recorder.
When I started playing out, the numbers went up. I became a lot more fascinated by electric guitars once I started to play them in front of people. "And now it's become all this."
A great deal of buying and then trying occurred, because that's rather much what one must do when one plays left-handed. So, at least 42 other stringed instruments passed through my custodianship over the past 25 years.
Heck, I've had 18 keyboard instruments, and I can barely play.
2 - acoustics
6 - electrics
1 - very old violin(inherited)
1 - autoharp
and one just never knows when the next guitar will come along that you just can't live without.
6 hollowbody electrics
1 solid-body electric
1 pedal steel
1 bass guitar
1 upright bass
That makes 14 stringed instruments and I can't hardly play any of them.
i didn't count the violin...it doesn't say "violins" up there. and anyway i probably haven't played it more than forty hours since i got it in the 1970s.