That’s a lot of words just to say “people who have more stuff than me aren’t good people or they wouldn’t have more stuff than me.”Having space to keep guitars is important but just as important for me is if they are going to get played or not.
I currently have:
1 steel string acoustic (backpacker guitar)
1 nylon string classical acoustic
1 electric bass
1 main electric
1 secondary backup electric (ultra short scale for tendonitis flare ups 22.5")
That said I am about to buy back my old main that I sold to a friend about 10 years ago. The only other thing I would really want is a 12 string. Another / nicer bass would be cool too but I am playing less bass these days and I really do not need it. I feel good at 5 and 6 is going to be okay but I do not want to become one of those hoarders.
When I see photos of collections where they have 5 - 10 or more of the same guitar plus dozens of others, whatever like: 10 Les Pauls, 10 Strats, 5 teles, 4 Jazzmasters, 6 Shur, 8 ibanez, 12 PRS, etc. etc. I am both in awe and feel a bit nauseated. It is kind of gross hoarding and hedonistic and makes me think of all the starving people in the world compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars this one person has in guitars, all the lives that could have been saved instead of having all these trophies on the wall. The selfish part of humanity and disparity of wealth kind of kicks in when I see those things. In that light it kind of makes me sick but the gear head part of me is also like, damn I would love to try some of those out or own a few. But I would personally be embarrassed to have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of guitars, or millions in some people's case when so many people in the world do not have drinking water, food, shelter or basic necessities. When I see Bonamassa's Fender tweed collection (and the rest for that matter) I kind of get mad like, people like this is why you cannot find a good original tweed fender amp anymore, hoarders who have them all. I am sure that some of you will not like my point of view here. People have the freedom to spend their hard earned money how they want and all that, yes, of course they do I do not want to take away anyone's freedom but it just makes me sad to see that is what their priorities are. And I also acknowledge that I have no idea how much money Bonamassa has donated to the needy to "make up for" his excessive gear collecting but even if it is massive, that hoarding is still kind of gross in my personal opinion. (I am ducking and running for cover now)
There’s not really any end to it though. One could just as plausibly argue that no one should have a $5,000 Custom Shop (much less a $500,000 ‘59 Burst) when they could play a $500 guitar and feed a large number of people. Authoritarianism has no inherent limits, only those artificially imposed on it.I think youre ok with your comments, but its the equal to many other collectors in this world as many collect cars which is more money and unnecessary, why have 10 mustangs, 5 camaros, and 20 corvettes, as guitars can be played of course the ppl who was more than 100 i guess they have not played mostly in year,
Lots of beautiful instruments there, and some I can’t identify. I don’t recognize that fourth one with the P90s but that’s just drop dead gorgeous.In no logical order, other than where they are in my imgur list...
And a travel electric, a travel acoustic, a nylon string acoustic, a nylon electric, a cigar box guitar, and a Taylor GS mini I keep at my mother's house, but you're apparently limited to 20 photos per post so they're not included.
Plus, there's one on pre-order, scheduled to deliver in November.
Am I missing anything?