I've realized that I have a very strong reason to limit the number of guitars I have: strings. I can't keep five guitars with fresh strings, both economically, and just time-wise. Heck, I barely manage two. I'm not about to play old strings, so as a result, I mostly play two guitars, and when I feel the need for HBs, I string that one up. The couple of others I have languish save for the rare occasion I want to use them for something, then I string them up just for that use. I've fairly recently realized this, and it's got me thinking I should pair down the collection. It's not like I even have that many (five), I just can't keep what I have strung already. If I got any more, that'd just be another on the wall that needs strings before I can play it. It's really got me thinking on how to get the options I want with the fewest number of instruments. I buy these things to play them. If I'm not playing something, I move it along. I like all the guitars I have (well, can't bring myself to love the strat, but that's it's fault...), but if I'm not playing it, even if it's just that I don't keep it properly strung up, then it's off to CL... I'm just sayin'. Kinda handy thing. Keeps me in check. If it weren't for the time and money spent on stringing instruments, I could see myself going out of control with telecaster builds. I guess until I get my own personal tech I'll just have to dump all my funds into amplifiers and speakers. Ah, poor me... So, what do the folks with large collections do? I presume y'all have a few that are "in use" at a time, and they get the new strings, and the rest sit on a wall and wait for the day they get a fresh set and some action?