The Ideal 2 Guitar Collection

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  1. timvanderlaan

    timvanderlaan Member

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    After years of searching, buying, and trading i have finally settled on what i believe is the ideal 2 guitar collection-1 acoustic and 1 electric.

    Acoustic--> Martin HD-28
    Electric --> Gibson ES-339

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    Anyone Else?
     
  2. jrw32

    jrw32 Supporting Member

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    Same here. After years of having mutilple guitars that sat around without much play time, I decided to hone it down to 2 that seem to suit all my needs/GAS attacks:

    Electric: PRS McCarty
    Acoustic: Taylor 610-CE Ltd

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    It's a good feeling huh? :)
     
  3. Radagacuca

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    i am with you on this. i have some more electrics, but would be perfectly fine with my es339 and 000-18ge alone. when shopping for the acoustic i had a hard hard time deciding between the hd28/v and the 000-18ge... well i might get a hd28 too someday. you know, we need a backup :).

    :AOK

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  4. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    There's something really wrong with you guys.

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  5. jrw32

    jrw32 Supporting Member

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    Ha ha! :D You're right, though I must admit I do think I need a Tele for the collection.
     
  6. gkoelling

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    Everyone needs a Tele. :AOK
     
  7. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    No.

    Everyone needs a Tele and and Esquire.
     
  8. gkoelling

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    Hmmmm.....I guess I need an Esquire!
     
  9. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes.

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  10. tbp0701

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    I had a nice two-guitar collection, a 2002 Highway 1 Strat and a Martin 000-15. It was great and seemed to cover what I needed, but the Strat had to go away for about a month for new frets. So, in my electric withdrawl, I bought a CiJ '62 Tele.

    (I also have my father's Gibson B-25).
     
  11. NatDeroxL7

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    geez I can't see not wanting to have

    Les Paul
    Tele
    PRS

    that is for me, not too much and not too litte, exactly what I would want.

    I will certainly vouch for the idea that smaller/fewer is better as long as they are higher quality apiece. I think that having fewer options forces you to think about adapting music to your person and creating 'your sound', instead of resorting to imitation. When you have every guitar of every configuration with every amp, its easier to just fall back on classic combos/tones that work but might not necessarily be that original or creative.

    nothing gets those creative juices flowing better than scarcity!
     
  12. scottlr

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    I can't do it anymore. I need several Teles and several Strats, a Lp, a LP Jr, a ES something and an SG at the very least.
     
  13. timvanderlaan

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    i guess i was trying to get at - if you could only have one acoustic and one electric what would they be? no doubt we'd all love a large collection, but if you could have only the two...
     
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    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh okay.

    Then my Thorn and my Martin 00-16C
     
  16. ecbluesman54

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    I wish I could settle down to 2 or 3 guitars, but it is too hard to part with some.
    If I "had" to I would go:
    Gibson LP Standard
    Fender Custom Shop Strat
    Taylor 412 CE

    I'd rather not think about that though......
     
  17. fender23

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    I'm sure there are many nuances among acoustics, such as side and back wood, top wood, 12 or 14 frets clear, etc. But I think a one acoustic guitar argument could be made.

    However, electrics are such different animals. Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, and hybrids like the micawber and Bluesboy with a single coil and humbucker both seem to mandate almost one of each type.

    I'm paring down, as are many here, but I don't think I can get it down to only 2 and be satisfied.
     
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    If it had to be just two my gut would say
    Strat & Les Paul
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    If you want to talk about 1 acoustic and 1 electric
    well, I would think (and I am sure I am alone in this)

    Gibson Flying V & Dean V-coustic!
    ha?
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    My upcoming Thorn H-S-H Artisan
    D'Pergo AVC limited strat

    Olsen or Collings Acoustic Guitar

    If I could sneak in a few more-
    D'Pergo Bakersfield(tele)
    Vintage 1960 Gibson 335
    Thorn Jr. 90
    Koll Superglide with 3 TV Jones filtertrons
     
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    Love the offset bodies, love the neck size, love the sounds.
     

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