anyone ever consolidate all your guitars to one?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by bertramladner, Dec 3, 2019 at 1:02 AM.

  1. Guppie

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    What does the 4500,- have the other 5 don't? There can't be a lot wrong with a 1500,- guitar. I personally never spent more than 700,- on a guitar. I would like to have a choice of different kind of guitars and I like to tinker and mod. With one 4500,- guitar choice and modding is out of the question. Must be a very special guitar.
     
  2. VintagePlayerStrat

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    20 years old is vintage, just not Boomer snobbery and price gouging vintage.
     
  3. Jabby92

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    Its tough, I've never been able to find a guitar than can 'do it all'. Even though I'm really satisified with what I have, its still nice to change it up and pull out something different. Its just the way it is.
     
  4. naveed211

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    I have one electric (Tele), one acoustic, and one bass.

    I’ve had more in the past, but the decision to (try to) stay put is financial. I can do almost everything I want to do sonically with this combination. Sure I still crave more at times, but anything more and it’s really just for bit parts for recording. Not a need.

    But yes, I see value in keeping it simple and I don’t like a lot of clutter anyway.
     
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    I have recently gone from five electrics to two. Not really missing anything, just got less maintenance and a nice amp out of it. Sold a PRS SE Cu24, MIM Tele and a Gibson V, kept a Gibson LP and MIA Strat.

    Can't really go less than two though. I need humbuckers and real single coils.
     
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    I'd say three or four is my 'happy place' but I could quite easily manage almost everything with a single, good HSS Super Strat type. Something like a Tom Anderson, Tyler, Suhr etc. If you have the money and the space though why not have more? It's nice to have different flavours and some variety.
     
  8. singlecutarmy

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    All, no, but currently I plan to sell 3 to pay off the 1 I just bought.

    I have enough humbucker guitars to go around, and not enough space.

    But a few of mine do unique things.

    Plan is to have one 24 fret E standard humbuckers, one 24 fret for drop-tuning (B or C), my semi hollow and my P90 SG.

    Ultimately found I was chasing tone on several guitars and just not getting it so I went through mine and identified the best sounding ones, and ones that bring something unique and decided to downsize, then find a guitar worth downsizing for.

    So before you do this, I think you need to check that you have both these things:

    A) A desire to downsize.

    B) A guitar worth downsizing for.
     
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    I use the same guitar all the time. I have a couple others, but I am a one guitar man.

    No matter what or where I'm playing, I use the same guitar.
     
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    The only reason I wouldn't do this myself is because I keep thinking, "what if something happens to that guitar?"

    I at least want another backup that I love just as much.

    I am all for selling off big numbers of mid level guitars in order to fund high level guitars though. I sold all the Gibson USA I had to fund my first custom shop purchases and that was the best move I've made. 1 CS LP is generally better than 10 Gibson USA LPs in my mind..... But again I needed to buy two because I don't like not having a backup. I buy in pairs.
     
  12. Cam1936

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    What is "the one"?
     
  13. aldridt11

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    Its a USA Hamer from the late 80s.
     
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  14. Guppie

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    But are you going to tell us what 4500,- guitar is on your mind? Please.
     
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    I have... didn’t last long until I got another though.
     
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    Try to focus
     
  18. COYS

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    I had been thinking of just getting down to one Custom Shop Strat, but then I got a Silver Sky and I don't think I need one now.

    I'm already down to one acoustic, a beloved J-45.

    Compared to 10 years ago when I owned between 10-15 MIA guitars of all shapes and sizes at any time, this is the way my collection has trended.
     
  19. COYS

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    are there people who consider guitars made in the year 2000 to be "vintage"?
     
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