I have a pretty great collection of stuff, for years i been playing out but mostly in crappy places so I would just take my worst guitars or not the great ones and use them for fear of dings, drunks or what ever . None of my guitars are junk mind you. Anyways I just got in another band after looking for quite a while ( thats another thread for another time) and I am playing with great people, fun places , getting paid , theres people there , really hit the jack pot on this band .We play out a lot for a part time band which is fine. Well after being a anal worrier about my guitars I started using them all to play out and its been great using great guitars .I am lucky that I have them and yes I am still careful but what a waste to have great guitars and not use them and let others see the guitars you have playing as well. ( No body gets to use them but me , I am not that crazy ) so the long and short is , you live once , play all the guitars you have and enjoy them. Be careful though but whats the sense of having great guitars that you dont play .