Currently: 4Interested to see how many guitars folks own, and why.
Do you own one guitar for each style of music you enjoy playing? Are you a collector that looks for specific guitars and keeps them in the case? Are you a one guitar wonder with a guitar that covers all the musical territory you need?
Personally, I like to have a balanced stable, and I enjoy guitars that can cover lots of ground. Strat, Tele, Les Paul, Acoustic, and a Bass of some sort. I feel this covers a lot of musical ground for my needs.
1984 American Fender Strat Plus
50th Anniversary American Fender Tele
2018 Rickenbacker 330
2001 Martin d16RGT 6 string Acoustic
I go in and out of phases with which guitar feels right in my hands. Some days the Rick feels best and some days it's the Strat or the Tele. I feel everyone needs to have both an electric and an acoustic. Do I want more? Yes. A bass is my next purchase and then I still would like a Gretsch semi hollow body, a 6 string nylon and a 12 string. I've been playing for about 35 years and many have come and gone, but this is the most I've own at once. I've tried Les Pauls twice and we just don't get along, but an SG would be nice.
Live, I always bring 2 electrics at least. One is basically a backup for the other. If the set calls for the acoustic then it comes as well.