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and then there were 2

Blue4Now

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well, I have really streamlined my collection. Down from an all time high of about 12 or so, I am down to 2 electrics and 1 acoustic, so I guess technically 3 total. An 07 Fender AV 62 ri in three tone burst, all original and a 03 Gibson ES-333 also 3 tone burst with a set of 57 Claisscs and an added pickguard. It really does not get any better for me. Love em both and it feels great to really connect wth these 2 guitars. My perfect tele and semi hollow.

My acoustic is a larrivee P05 btw.

A few good pedals and a PRRI.

And yes, having fewer guitars does clear my head and does inspire me a bit more. I would not have thought it but it is true for me.
 

JefeMaximo

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Similar story here. I am down to one single-coil (Hamer Talladega) and one humbucker (Talladega Pro) and my trusty Guild acoustic. Now, I am working to get down to two amps - one for home, one for playing out. Truth be told, I could get by with either of the Talladegas and a single amp. All of the buying and selling in the last few years was fun, but it distracted me from playing.
 

TaylorPlayer

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I have kind of done the same thing, but I could only shave down to 5 total.... 3 acoustics (Taylor 612, Gibson Advanced Jumbo and an old 1964 Gibson LG1) and 2 electrics (Custom built Mahogany partscaster with Texas Specials and an Ibanex AS73 semi-hollowbody). I do a bunch of alternate tunings on acoustic and less so on electric, but it still is nice to have a few guitars around in different tunings. I would tend to agree that less time is spent maintaining and changing strings and more play time is one benefit. It just took me awhile to figure out what I liked best. (30+ years but at least I think I finally got it right!) :bonk
 
M

Member 37136

An 07 Fender AV 62 ri in three tone burst, all original and a 03 Gibson ES-333...

Well played, sir. I can't imagine what more a guitarist could possibly need besides a good Fender single-coil and a Gibson semi-hollow.


For me it's one electric and two acoustics, but I agree that less is somehow more.
 
M

Member 995

I have two acoustics and a lap steel. No electrics, no bass, no amp, two pedals with sentimental value. I sold off electrics, basses, mandolins, amps, and pedals. I put some of the money into my home studio and hope to put a partscaster together soon.

I thought hard about what sets me apart as a musician and am pursuing that. We'll see how it goes!
 

ducatisteve

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Man, I thought you were calling your Larivee a POS and I was about to ask what you didn't like about them!
 
M

Member 37136

I have two acoustics and a lap steel. No electrics, no bass, no amp, two pedals with sentimental value. I sold off electrics, basses, mandolins, amps, and pedals. I put some of the money into my home studio and hope to put a partscaster together soon.

I thought hard about what sets me apart as a musician and am pursuing that. We'll see how it goes!

I don't think that lap steels, basses, or resonators should count against your total. I have one of each.
 

Jahn

Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver
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Man, I tried to do this a few years ago - found out I couldn't touch any of my acoustics, and yes I got rid of 100% of my electrics, only to have them replaced by other electrics. Ugh. Only thing I managed was to get out of basses, baritones and 12-string electrics - in other words, all the fancy schmancy electrics i had no business dabbling in. That's a step forward at least.
 




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